I cannot afford to stay at uniWatch
Student life, in partnership with UEA
In September I should be starting my final year, but I don't think that I will be able to. I would be starting the year with a new born and the only income that we have coming into the house is 2 lots of student finance and we are already struggling to manage to buy everything in time for the baby as it is. Any advice?
Have you applied (or looked at how much you would get) for the parental learning allowance from student finance and any benefits or tax credits you could be eligible for?
I cannot claim, maternity allowance or the surestart grant and you cannot apply for parental learning allowance until you have a birth certificate which then takes weeks to process. I need to be able to move before then as I need to move before September as we cannot have a child where we are at the moment. I am also already struggling with buying baby bits and pieces as I was quite big when I finished uni for the year and tried to get a job and was unsuccesful and I have applied for over 2000 jobs and I have has jobs every year previous. My partner has also not been able to work this summer due to a heart operation.
Would getting married help financially as you are entitled to the full maintenance loan etc not sure if there are any other benefits being married could bring..just a thought.
If you have a child it makes no difference with student finance and benefits unfortunately
Anyone else read or have/had experience of this??
That's true but since they have a child together they are considered independent based on that anyway.
It might be good to have a thread on this that is easier to search for future students if possible.