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    At the minute I am in my second year of a level 3 IT BTEC and am intending to move onto a degree apprenticeship when I have completed it in June 2018. I am 18 and will be 19 in August 2018. I currently claim income support and it is just enough to live on at the moment. I also get housing benefit and council tax exemption because I am in full time education.
    Would all of this stop when I move onto my apprenticeship? And if so would I be entitled to any other benefit or would I have to live off the money I receive from my apprenticeship (£3.50 p/h) until I finish my first year and get the National Living Wage after that.
    If it does stop and I am not entitled to any other benefit could I realistically live off apprentice wage if I can currently only just get by on £115 every 2 weeks with housing benefit and council tax exemption.
    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Hello I feel bad nobody is helping you so I can try offer advice. Firstly maybe call up the council and ask directly or go into the place that give you the money and ask directly
    However, an apprenticeship is still a from of education so it should still count and my apprenticeship I still have to go to college for so it’s defo is still education but if you’re 19 then I’m not sure as I know you have to legally be in education till you’re 19 so maybe ask directly from the council
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