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    Hi there,
    I start nursing in September and I know that I will get a student bursary. However are there any other benefits I can apply for?
    I have a partner however he doesn't work due to ill health and because we have three children.
    I know I can apply for slightly more for the bursary because I have dependents, but we are used to having my salary each month and now will loose that plus we will loose working tax credits as I will no longer qualify for it.
    How do I class my bursary for Tax Credits purposes?
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    You'll get the single persons council tax discount because you're a full time student, you'll need a certificate from the uni for that.

    Depending on your partners situation, they may be entitled to personal independence payment. (PIP) This is based on care and /or mobility needs and is non-means tested. (not based on income)

    You may, depending on your situation, be entitled to some housing benefit. Your bursary is counted as income for benefits purposes. But it works differently for tax credits.
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    (Original post by LilithPaige)
    Hi there,
    I start nursing in September and I know that I will get a student bursary. However are there any other benefits I can apply for?
    I have a partner however he doesn't work due to ill health and because we have three children.
    I know I can apply for slightly more for the bursary because I have dependents, but we are used to having my salary each month and now will loose that plus we will loose working tax credits as I will no longer qualify for it.
    How do I class my bursary for Tax Credits purposes?
    You should still get Child Tax Credits and the amount will go up based on the fact you're no longer working - I have three children and I get well over £100 a week which covers my food shop and any expenses the kids need, like shoes etc. Sadly being a student isn't living in luxury. I hope this helps.
 
 
 
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