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    • SaucySecrets
    • By SaucySecrets 10th Jun 09, 12:32 PM
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    DSA - travel expenses
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    • 10th Jun 09, 12:32 PM
    DSA - travel expenses 10th Jun 09 at 12:32 PM
    Hey,
    Has anyone got any experience with these?
    The forms say 'reasonable travel expenses'.
    I need to come home twice a week for physio, which is either a four hour train ride or a 40 minute car drive.
    I don't currently own a car but am trying to save up for one, and hopefully will get a call saying I got a good job today!
    But running it would be expensive, with tax and insurance. Could I ask for help? I wouldn't be taking one if I didn't need to travel so much...

    Anyone help?
    Thanks
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    • Taiko
    • By Taiko 10th Jun 09, 1:02 PM
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    • 10th Jun 09, 1:02 PM
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    • 10th Jun 09, 1:02 PM
    This wouldn't be covered under DSA, as it's for the additional cost due to your disability from your home to the HEI.
    • SaucySecrets
    • By SaucySecrets 10th Jun 09, 1:04 PM
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    • 10th Jun 09, 1:04 PM
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    • 10th Jun 09, 1:04 PM
    Even though if I wasn't disabled I wouldn't need to go back to the hospital?
    Uni is suddenly seeming quite unlikely for me.
    Any ideas where I could apply too for help?
  • MrsManda
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    • 10th Jun 09, 2:31 PM
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    • 10th Jun 09, 2:31 PM
    Taiko is right but it's worth filling out the forms anyway. You may get support for books/stationary which will save you money which you can then spend on transport.
    Also, you could try the NHS travel costs scheme, it's normally for people on benefits but they may be able to help.
    You may also want to consider moving your physio to somewhere nearer to university. Even with travel costs covered, you will find it difficult to travel home so often if you are also studying a full time course.
    • Fire Fox
    • By Fire Fox 10th Jun 09, 6:02 PM
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    • #5
    • 10th Jun 09, 6:02 PM
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    • 10th Jun 09, 6:02 PM
    Why do you need to go home for physiotherapy? Could you not get your new GP to refer you for treatment at a hospital closer to your university? Or even your current hospital to transfer you across directly?
    What a difference a day makes, twenty four little hours.
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