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After the assessment

Step 1: Draft report

You should receive a draft of your report by email within 10 working days of your appointment.

You need to respond within 5 working days of the date the draft report was sent, if you wish to discuss changes. If we don’t hear from you within the 5 working days, we’ll assume that you’re happy with the report and we’ll send out the final version.

Step 2: Final report

We aim to distribute your final report within 15 working days of your appointment (within 10 working days if you declined a draft). It will be sent by email to:

  • you
  • your funding body, and
  • the Disability Officer at your Higher Education Institution (if previously agreed with you).

The recommendations in your report are provisional and your funding body will make the final decision on what they’ll fund. Do not order any equipment until told to do so by your funding body, as you will not be reimbursed.

Step 3: Organising your support

You should contact your Higher Education Institution to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may need to have put in place, for example, exam concessions.

It’s your responsibility to order any equipment and organise any human support agreed by your funding body (for example, training). The letter from your funding body will provide instructions and all the contact details you’ll need to do this.

If your report recommends the provision of a computer for running assistive technology, you will be required to contribute the first £200.00 towards its cost. You will need to pay this at the time you place your order with the authorised supplier. You may, if you wish, upgrade the computer to a higher specification at this stage and pay any additional costs. See page 2 for guidance on doing this.

If your report recommends reimbursement of costs through the general allowance you must keep your receipts. You can find the claim forms here: gov.uk/student-finance-forms/y/english-student-full-time/claim-disabled-students-allowances-expenses

What happens next?