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The Education (Student Support) Regulations 2008

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Amount of the disabled students’ allowance

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40.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, the amount of the disabled students’ allowance is the amount that the Secretary of State considers appropriate in accordance with the student’s circumstances.

(2) Except where paragraph (4) applies, the amount of the disabled students’ allowance must not exceed—

(a)£20,000 in respect of an academic year for expenditure on a non-medical personal helper;

(b)£5,030 in respect of all the academic years during the period of eligibility for expenditure on major items of specialist equipment;

(c)the additional expenditure incurred—

(i)within the United Kingdom for the purpose of attending the institution;

(ii)within or outside the United Kingdom for the purpose of attending, as a part of his course, any period of study at an overseas institution or for the purpose of attending the Institute;

(d)£1,680 in respect of an academic year for any other expenditure including expenditure incurred for the purposes referred to in sub-paragraph (a) or (b) which exceeds the maxima specified in those sub-paragraphs.

(3) Where the eligible student has received payments to assist with expenditure on major items of specialist equipment in connection with the course by virtue of holding a transitional award, the maximum amount of grant under paragraph (2)(b) is reduced by the amount of those payments.

(4) The maximum amount under paragraphs (2)(a) and (d) is £15,000 and £1,260, respectively where—

(a)an eligible student attends a course for the initial training of teachers; and

(b)in any academic year of that course, the periods of full-time study and full-time teaching practice are in aggregate less than 6 weeks.

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