Disabled Students Allowance

Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) are payments, provided to Students in Higher Education who have a Disability or Specific Learning Difficulty, to cover the cost of extra expenses which may be incurred whilst studying due to their additional needs.

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Personal Independence Payment

In April 2013 Personal Independence Payments (PIP) replaced Disability Living Allowance for people aged 16-64 who have a Health Condition or Disability whereby they: Have had difficulties with daily living or getting around (or both) for 3 months Expect these difficulties to continue for at least 9 months (unless you're terminally ill with less than 6 months to live.

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Housing Benefits And Grants

Housing benefit and grants.

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Tax Credit

Tax credits are payments from the government. If you’re responsible for at least one child (under the age of 16) or young person (under the age of 20 in education/training) who normally lives with you, you may qualify for Child Tax Credit. If you work, but earn low wages, you may qualify for Working Tax Credit.

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Local Support Payments

Local support payments are emergency funds provided by the Local Authority due to an emergency or crisis or to help remain or settle into a community. This is part of a national government initiative to hand over the responsibility of crises loans to Local Authorities and organisations.

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Direct Payments

Following an assessment, a person with a disability will be awarded a Personal Budget. This is an indicative amount of money, which is given by the Local Authority (and other funding streams), to meet the individual's identified care and support needs. It can be received in two ways.

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Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a monthly payment for people who are on low income or are out of work.

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Carers Allowance

Carer’s Allowance is a taxable benefit to help people who look after someone who is disabled. You do not have to be related to, or live with, the person that you care for. However you must report any change in your circumstances if you’re claiming or have applied for Carer’s Allowance, such as getting a job or taking a break from caring.

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Employment Support Allowance (ESA)

This is a Benefit to support people over 16 years of age who have an illness or disability that makes it difficult for them to work. In order to make an application a Young Person would have to provide a Medical Certificate from their GP.

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Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA 1998) is an act of Parliament defining the ways in which information about living people may be legally used and handled. The fundamental principles of DPA 1998 specify that personal data must: be processed fairly and lawfully.

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