Non-Medical Helper Allowance
What is it?
This helps pay for the additional costs of a non-medical helper.
Non-medical help will be considered as part of their Study Needs Assessment and can only be supplied if the support is:
- needed for study reasons
- needed for disability reasons
- not already provided by another source for example, from the university or college
What's the allowance for?
Non-medical helpers can assist with things such as:
- training in disability software use
- specialist study skills support
- British Sign Language interpreting
Students can apply for a Non-Medical Helper Allowance of up to:
- £22,603 in the 2019/20 academic year
- £23,258 in the 2020/21 academic year
These amounts are the maximum allowance available per year of the student's course.
Friends or family of the student
We can’t consider requests for non-medical help to be provided by friends or family members of the student.
If the number of hours they spend with a non-medical helper needs to increase the student should discuss this with their needs assessor.