There are different sources of financial support. You can get financial support from the University of Essex as well as claiming support from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).
Travel and accommodation expenses
Eligible students can claim back travel and accommodation expenses, relating to placements, through the NHSBSA Learning Support Fund (LSF). This includes fuel and public transport, as well as car hire in special cases.
As the LSF is not managed by the University of Essex, we are unable to tell you whether you are eligible. However, for details regarding eligibility, how to apply, what can be claimed, and how to claim, please refer to the NHS Learning Support Fund webpage and the TDAE application guidance booklet.
If accepted, you will gain access to the TDAE claims form. This form is to be downloaded, completed and returned to us at email@example.com. We will then check your form over and, if there are no issues, send it to the NHSBSA on your behalf. The NHSBSA aims to process payment within 35 working days.
Please note ordinarily, claims cannot be made until the placement has come to an end, however, if you will be on a long-term placement, e.g. for several months, and prefer to claim for shorter periods at a time rather than wait for the placement to end, you can make several smaller claims during your placement in order to receive part-reimbursement.
Please also note from 2021/22, you have a maximum of six months from the last date of the placement period you’re claiming for to submit your claim.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org