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    Hi, I'm 22 and thinking of going to college next year, I currently rent a property and work full time. However when I go to college I will have to quit my job, therefore having no income. Will I get any benefits/ funding/ help or not to help pay the rent? Has anyone got any experience with this? If not i will have to get a part time job, but still
    Won't be able to afford all the bills
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    (Original post by jakeharlow)
    Hi, I'm 22 and thinking of going to college next year, I currently rent a property and work full time. However when I go to college I will have to quit my job, therefore having no income. Will I get any benefits/ funding/ help or not to help pay the rent? Has anyone got any experience with this? If not i will have to get a part time job, but still
    Won't be able to afford all the bills
    No, you cannot claim as a full time student.
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    (Original post by jakeharlow)
    Hi, I'm 22 and thinking of going to college next year, I currently rent a property and work full time. However when I go to college I will have to quit my job, therefore having no income. Will I get any benefits/ funding/ help or not to help pay the rent? Has anyone got any experience with this? If not i will have to get a part time job, but still
    Won't be able to afford all the bills
    You can only claim HB in limited circumstances and it doesnt look as though any of them apply to you. Its what your maintenance loan is for plus its not uncommon for students to get jobs to support their studies.
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    Hi, I have just been though this.
    I was at college in Birmingham and living alone in an apartment.
    I worked as much as possible but had to study 3 full days a week at college then try to get time to study at home!
    I applied for housing benefit & got a little bit each month, however housing benefit is not a separate benefit anymore. It is grouped into 'universal credit' which is also job seekers allowance & such.

    When at my first meeting to get housing benefit I made it very clear that I was working the full amount of hours possible with my study & couldn't work more hours! I made it clear I did not want JSA I just wanted housing benefit! They said they dont calculate it & its down to hmrc & the council.

    I was made to go to meetings all the time & they tracked to see if I was searching for extra work, they are not very nice about it all at all! They forced me to work extra shifts & get extra jobs.

    I eventually ended up signed off by the doctor as the stress was all gettig too much to handle! & I wanted to focus on college studies.

    Going to college is the best thing to do for the future! Maybe go to speak to someone about housing benefits you may have a different experience than I had! Also speak to college as there are hardship grants available & charities to help students!

    I am now off to uni in September so all the stress has been worth it! Go to college you will love it & will have a better future! Maybe ask a family member if you could move in with them? Or maybe try to get a cheaper apartment? Or a council flat? College is a short time it will be worth it in the end!

    Also....full time students get free council tax! Ask college for a council tax exemption certificate & they will print it off & stamp it for you then you go onto the council website & apply for student exemption its just a form takes a few mins to fill out then you send them the certificate from college so that is a big help too!

    Hope I've helped!
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    I've Just finished a 1 year full time college course. when I started it I was told there was a 19+ maintenance loan and other grants available that I could apply for, 1 week into the course I came to find out I was entitled to nothing and managed to survive by working the first couple of months and in the holidays just to feed myself. I slept on freinds sofas and floors and have managed to get through the course, Now I've applied to Uni and qaulified for maintenance loan and course fees. Even though I told the college about the way I was living, they didn't care.
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    (Original post by jakeharlow)
    Hi, I'm 22 and thinking of going to college next year, I currently rent a property and work full time. However when I go to college I will have to quit my job, therefore having no income. Will I get any benefits/ funding/ help or not to help pay the rent? Has anyone got any experience with this? If not i will have to get a part time job, but still
    Won't be able to afford all the bills
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    You'll only get benefits if you're either a parent or disabled.
 
 
 
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