mature student income support

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Suzanne ODonnell

Can someone please give me some advice?
In October i am becoming a mature student.
Presently I am claiming JSA - contributions based.
I am funding myself through college, at present having no sponsership and no
grant.
I'd like to know if mature students can claim income support.
And do they take into account your partners earnings?
Shall I wait to fill in a council tax benefit form until i've paid the
course fees, or will I not be eligable anyway?
Thanks
Suzanne
 
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Suzanne ODonnell said:
Can someone please give me some advice?
In October i am becoming a mature student.
Presently I am claiming JSA - contributions based.
I am funding myself through college, at present having no sponsership and no
grant.
I'd like to know if mature students can claim income support.
And do they take into account your partners earnings?
Shall I wait to fill in a council tax benefit form until i've paid the
course fees, or will I not be eligable anyway?
Thanks
Suzanne
No, you cant get income support if you are a student. And with your partner
working you wouldn't be entitled to income support anyway. They take your
partners income into account for everything, including council tax / housing
benefit. You can get student loans, just like every other student. There are
some small grants for those with kids on a low income, but if you aren't
entitled to have your fees paid due to low income, I doubt you would be
eligible.

More info here.
http://www.dfes.gov.uk/studentsupport/students/index.shtml
 

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