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Single parent, student finance and universal credit Watch

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    Is there anyone who is a single parent receiving student finance and universal credit?
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    (Original post by Ssb163)
    Is there anyone who is a single parent receiving student finance and universal credit?
    I have a new claim for universal credit. I am a single parent of two and was working when I first took out my post grad loan so half way through a part time MA. They have counted all (100%) of my loan as income. They have adjusted my benefit by that amount. In other words I have lost benefits to the amount of the whole post grad loan, cannot now pay my fees AND will still have to pay back the loan. I have written to the DWP to double check before I cancel my course/loan. I am incredulous! sorry if this does not bring you comfort :-(
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    I have 3 children and am in the same position. I am doing my undegrad and receiving £68 and month from universal credit. I too have written to them to no avail, I am going to contact citizens advice. How fair is it to be penalised especially as we have to pay back the loan.

    Is there anything else you can do instead of cancelling your course? Thanks to those that voted for the tories
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    Don’t get me started on the tories! 😱😱😬
    Really not sure if anything else I can do. It all depends on getting back into work ASAP and I am trying.
    I’m utterly incredulous still...in effect they are getting the loan back twice!! Hope you are able to continue?
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    I really hope you find something soon; I know working and studying while being a lone parent is extremely difficult however, I am sure you will get through.

    I will continue, financially it is going to be a struggle hopefully it will not interfere with me mentally!
 
 
 
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