Disabled students in education (cont) – The DSA Needs Assessment
The DSA Needs Assessment.
The Needs Assessment usually takes around two hours and you can be accompanied if you wish. You will complete the DSA form and it will ask for personal details and these may include bank details and any reference numbers that relate to your funding body.
The needs assessor will then ask some questions and will make recommendations based on what he/she is told by you and your medical evidence. Once the report is completed you will review it and sign to confirm it is accurate. The report will be sent along with your application form to the funding body.
How long will a decision take?
September/October is a very busy time for assessors and for the funding bodies. Once the report has been sent it will take up to 3 weeks for a decision to be made, but it can be longer during the busy period.