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Student finance + income support; lone parent Watch

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    I'm a single parent and have just started my uni course.

    I've been advised to put a new claim in for income support although I've received maximum funding.

    Is it worth applying? as I'm almost positive I won't be eligible for income support whilst claiming student finance.
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    If you're already on income support, you just need to put in a change of circumstance.

    Whilst the amount you'll get will be greatly reduced, any amount of income support will entitle you to full housing benefit, prescriptions, free eye tests, dental care, etc.

    Not all your student finance will count as income. There's an element within student finance which is the special support loan (I think - I've just come across this recently. The system is new to me) which is ignored in full for benefit purposes.
 
 
 
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