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Morning all,
I started university 2018 for a 3 year adult nursing course. I applied for all that I could claim; tuition fees, maintenance loan, parents education grant and disability grant.
I was informed at the start that all does not directly effect tax credits nor housing benefit and council tax however I now have conflicting information about housing benefits. Does maintance loan effect housing benefit?
A little about myself: I live with my self-employed partner with a teenage daughter. I do not work. We rent which is currently paid mostly by housing benefit, we claim child tax and working tax too. The HB and CT is in my partners name.
I have booked an appointment with the student finance team at university but that's next week so I'm panicking.

Thank you for any advice.

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Morning all,
I started university 2018 for a 3 year adult nursing course. I applied for all that I could claim; tuition fees, maintenance loan, parents education grant and disability grant.
I was informed at the start that all does not directly effect tax credits nor housing benefit and council tax however I now have conflicting information about housing benefits. Does maintance loan effect housing benefit?
A little about myself: I live with my self-employed partner with a teenage daughter. I do not work. We rent which is currently paid mostly by housing benefit, we claim child tax and working tax too. The HB and CT is in my partners name.
I have booked an appointment with the student finance team at university but that's next week so I'm panicking.

Thank you for any advice.

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yes the actual loan part they will consider at least part of it towards housing benefit but they won't count any grants you have.
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