NHS Bursary and housing benefit Watch

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maturenurse
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Hi everyone,

Wondering if anyone can help me please. How does the nhs bursary affect housing benefit? In terms of can I get housing benefit if I am getting a bursary?

Thanks x
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Students can't usually claim housing benefit. :nah: There are exceptions though - the one I know of is if you're on DLA then you can claim housing benefit and ESA even if you're a student. However you have to be on a low enough income to qualify, and this includes not only your bursary but also any student loans you might be entitled to (even if you don't claim the full amount).
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(Original post by superwolf)
Students can't usually claim housing benefit. :nah: There are exceptions though - the one I know of is if you're on DLA then you can claim housing benefit and ESA even if you're a student. However you have to be on a low enough income to qualify, and this includes not only your bursary but also any student loans you might be entitled to (even if you don't claim the full amount).
You can claim if you have a child (lone parent or part of a couple) too.
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Thanks x my partner and I are separating so I will be on my own with 2 children. I understand my bursary will go up, but It won't be enough to cover my rent and live as well xxx
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As a full time student, you're also exempt from council tax. Your uni should have a certificate for you to give the council.
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Yes I have the letter thanks xx
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Hi I'm due to start at the end of this month and wondering how you got on with HB? I'm also a single mum to 2 and just trying to figure cash flow... 😬 Any advice would be much appreciated? Xx thank you in advance 😀
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