Applicants must disclose their disability and/ or specific learning difficulty in their CAO application and fully and correctly complete Section A of the Supplementary Information Form (SIF).
To apply to DARE, you must answer YES to Question 1 (‘Do you wish to be considered for DARE?’) on Section A of the fully completed SIF by 17:15 on 1 March 2019.
Applicants who miss the HEAR or DARE March 1 deadline wishing to make an appeal must:
- Write to the CAO Independent Appeals Commission stating the nature of their appeal.
- Provide objective documentary evidence to support their appeal.
Appeals of this nature must be addressed to:
CAO Independent Appeals Commission
Examples of why an applicant might appeal may include:
- An applicant who missed the March 1 deadline due to not having a diagnosis for their disability or condition at the time but now wishes to apply to DARE as they have received a diagnosis. Appeals of this nature must be accompanied by documentary evidence from a consultant detailing that onset of the disability or condition occurred before the March 1 deadline and that the applicant had made attempts to get a diagnosis of their condition in a timely manner for the purposes of DARE. (i.e. initiating this by 1 March)
- An applicant who missed the March 1 deadline due to circumstances beyond their control, for example they were hospitalised for a significant period and as a result missed the March 1 deadline. Appeals of this nature must be accompanied by documentary evidence from a consultant or professional working under the instruction of the consultant outlining the details of the circumstances which prevented the applicant from meeting the March 1 deadline.