Check Verification of Disability
Before a first-time claim for funding can be submitted, colleges will require documentary evidence of disability from the student, which the college will verify against set criteria. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide this documentation to the college. For claims for continuing students, evidence of disability documentation is not required to be re-submitted to the college.
Those providing documentary evidence of disability must be independent of the Fund. Documentary evidence will not be accepted from persons who will or are likely to be subsequently responsible, should the application be successful, for providing learning support or other interventions which are grant-aided by the Fund.
Letters from GPs are not acceptable in any circumstances as documentary evidence of disability.
A CAO Evidence of Disability form is acceptable as documentary evidence of disability in cases other than Specific Learning Difficulties.