DSA Timescales

Step 1 - Up to 14 weeks - Complete and send your Higher Education and/or Disabled Students Allowance (DSA) application to your funding body. You will receive an eligibility letter to advise you that you should arrange a needs assessment. please note: The application process varies from each funding body - please apply early.

Step 2 - Up to 15 days - To book your needs assessment - call around centres as some may offer appointments soon. Once you have booked and provided the information requested your appointment will be conducted. Please note: this process can take up to 15 working days - please book your appointment early!

Step 3 - Within 10 days - Your needs assessment report should be issued to you and your funding body within 10 days of your assessment. Please note: This process can take up to 10 working days.

Step 4 - Within 10 days Your funding body will send you a letter advising you to contact the supplier. Once you have provided the information required by the supplier your equipment and services will be delivered. Please note: This process can take up to 10 working days - please contact the supplier and arrange your delivery early!