any students at uni?

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any students at uni?

Postby princess P » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:08 am

What would you apply for if u are in uni and your condition is going through a flare? do you get any finantial help for chronic conditions? Can you apply for dla? we are on working familly tax so do we apply this time for working familly tax with disabled aspect? Is fibro concidered a disability? :dunno:
Hi any one I have a preliminary diagnosis of chronic widespread pain syndrome, whatever that is but g.p. is convinced its F.M. Sending out good vibes to all . x
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Re: any students at uni?

Postby MCT » Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:50 pm

princess P wrote:What would you apply for if u are in uni and your condition is going through a flare? do you get any finantial help for chronic conditions? Can you apply for dla? we are on working familly tax so do we apply this time for working family tax with disabled aspect? Is fibro concidered a disability? :dunno:


My GP used to do home visit medicals for DLA and her comment to me was it is not the diagnosis/label (ie fibro) that makes you disabled, it is how you are affected in your daily life by it that does.
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Re: any students at uni?

Postby luuluu » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:42 am

Hi

I'm not at uni but am doing an open university degree and they class fibro as a disabitlity and have given me disabled students allowance which provides a laptop, printer etc... voice activated software for when I can't write and other help. You would need to get in touch with student services at your university, they would be able to tell you more.

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Re: any students at uni?

Postby darkcyde » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:58 pm

Hi Luuluu

I'm just going about applying for my Disabled Students Allowance for my Open University degree starting in October.

Can I ask how much you were awarded, and did you have to go for an assessment for it?

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Re: any students at uni?

Postby FluppyPuffy » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:53 pm

This topic is 4 years old darkcyde and I can't recall seeing of the the posters active on the forum, so you may not get any replies. Plus there may well have been changes in what can be paid/how things can be accessed etc. Maybe looking for some more current info could give you some helpful answers.
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Re: any students at uni?

Postby isitme » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:11 pm

hi darkclyde,

i am doing ou course i started last october.

i got a disabled students award, they come to your house and do an assessment then provide you with the equipment or support services you need = you don;t actually get given any money.

they also make a note on your file in case they need to make allowances with such things such as coursework/deadlines.

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Re: any students at uni?

Postby darkcyde » Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:00 pm

Firstly, sorry mod, I didn't notice how old this thread actually was.

Thanks for your reply isitme....did you not get anything under the General Allowance fund?
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