Disabled Students’ Allowance (or DSA) provides extra help for students who have a diagnosed disability which may cause them difficulty with fully engaging in all elements of their academic studies.
You may claim DSA in addition to your student finance loans and grants to cover any extra study-related costs you incur due to a disability, mental health condition, or learning difficulty (such as dyslexia or dyspraxia).
DSA is not a financial award; it provides funding for specific equipment, non-medical help and general allowances which are recommended by an Assessor and agreed by the Student’s sponsor. However, it is also not a loan and therefore does not need paying back.
The amount you will receive depends on your individual needs and not on your household income.