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aiasally
aiasally Community member Posts: 3 Listener
i have ms and on a bad day i can't walk. my new treatment for ms i going well. i want to do a degree in fine art. i think i will have to get disability student allowance. will the money pay for a carer. to take me to the course and back? could i employ my husband? if i have a funny turn i can go in a wheel chair and still use my hands! if ms will let me do my dreams! worse thing i have ever faced! and i'm a tough soul with stuff i've gone through! my soul really wants me to do this degree! 

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  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,214 Scope online community team
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    Heya @aiasally, I'm happy to hear you're wanting to go to uni, that's huge! 

    I'm not 100% on the rules for carers with full time education I'm afraid, but hopefully someone will be along shortly with some top advice. 
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  • forgoodnesssake
    forgoodnesssake Community member Posts: 504 Pioneering
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    Disabled Students Allowance only covers some very specific things that you might need in order to go to University.  It does not cover care.  You would need to have a social services (or NHS continuing healthcare) assessment of your needs which might then provide for your support/care.  Good luck!
  • anniesteuber
    anniesteuber Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    In terms of the financial aspects, the availability and coverage of disability student allowances, including funds for a carer, can vary depending on the country and specific disability support programs in place. It would be best to reach out to the educational institution you plan to attend and inquire about the available support services and financial assistance specifically for students with disabilities. They will be able to provide you with the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding disability student allowances and how they can be utilized.
  • anniesteuber
    anniesteuber Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    I'm sorry to hear about the challenges you're facing with your MS, but it's wonderful to hear that your new treatment is going well and that you're determined to pursue your dreams of studying fine art. Pursuing a degree in fine art can be a fulfilling and rewarding journey. 

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