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    Hey all,

    I am about to start college in September. I thought I would be eligible for a Grant, but as I am only at college (Further Education), I am not eligible as grants and loans are only for Uni (Higher Education).

    I am looking into the discretionary learners fund, as I am 80% sure I am moving in with my bf depending how this goes. But am currently living with my parents, who are claiming sickness; my step dad is disabled and my mum is his career. It really annoys me how colleges/unis assume that parents pay for stuff on behalf of their children, because that really isn't the case.

    I was wondering though, does the Discretionary learners support fund, count as 'DSS', as most places to rent say on it 'No DSS allowed'. Does this count as me? I would be soley relying on that to pay for rent, however, my bf can cover all the the costs for both of us and wouldn't really effect the landlord if I wasn't in receipt of it.

    Any advice?
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by LoreleiLeigh)
    Hey all,

    I am about to start college in September. I thought I would be eligible for a Grant, but as I am only at college (Further Education), I am not eligible as grants and loans are only for Uni (Higher Education).

    I am looking into the discretionary learners fund, as I am 80% sure I am moving in with my bf depending how this goes. But am currently living with my parents, who are claiming sickness; my step dad is disabled and my mum is his career. It really annoys me how colleges/unis assume that parents pay for stuff on behalf of their children, because that really isn't the case.

    I was wondering though, does the Discretionary learners support fund, count as 'DSS', as most places to rent say on it 'No DSS allowed'. Does this count as me? I would be soley relying on that to pay for rent, however, my bf can cover all the the costs for both of us and wouldn't really effect the landlord if I wasn't in receipt of it.

    Any advice?
    Thanks!
    No. DSS refers to Housing Benefit/LHA as opposed to paying the rent out of your own cash.
 
 
 
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