It seems very strange doesn’t it. Theb another person on my access course confirmed this. She was also told this (she’s in the same council).
I understand that they take student loans etc into consideration.
It just disheartens me that a single parent is trying so so hard to develop and get progression from my part time job to an actual career that will the me out of the tax credits housing benefit top up system. And NO help !!! They matter of fact lying told me “no you probably won’t be able to go to uni !!!!!! You should have thought this through”
If you’re a degree student and a single parent you’re eligible to claim either housing benefit or universal credit to help with housing costs. The amount you receive will depend on your income, including your student finance. You can find out more on the information section of this website under the heading Education. It would be a good idea to get some specialist advice about the benefits you can claim as a student. If you contact the Gingerbread helpline you can speak to an adviser and get a full benefit calculation.
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