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Students: Disabled

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of applications for disabled students allowance in the academic year 2009-10 which were refused have been appealed against; and what proportion of appeals were upheld. (307713)

[holding answer 15 December 2009]: Continuing students will apply for Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSAs) through their local authority (LA) and will appeal to that LA where an application has been refused.

For academic year 2009/10, the Student Loans Company (SLC) is responsible for processing applications for DSAs only from new students. I am advised SLC has not received any appeals from those who have submitted unsuccessful applications for DSA.