If you’re in education, employment or an employer, our overview of Disabled Student Allowance ( DSA), Access to Work (AtW) and The Equality Act 2010 will help you understand the support provided for people with a disability in the United Kingdom.
The Equality Act 2010 legally protects employees and customers from discrimination in the workplace and accessing goods or services. It sets out ways in which it is unlawful to treat someone based on their religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, marital status or disability.
Students in Higher Education (HE) can apply for Disabled Student’s Allowance (DSA), paid in addition, to other student finance to cover additional costs incurred due to a person’s disability.
Access to work (AtW) supports employees with disabilities in the workplace to fund additional costs incurred due to an employee’s disability.
There are one billion people globally who have a disability. Find out more about disability statistics internationally.
As you will be aware the government’s plan is well underway now to move Disability Living Allowance (DLA) claimants to the new welfare benefit Personal Independence Payment (PIP). To ensure you receive the correct rate of benefit we have put together a few tips to consider when completing the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) claim forms.