Postgraduate Full Time Loan and Housing Benefit Watch

MB1963
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Hi.

I currently claim Universal Credit and receive the Jobseekers Element and Housing Element. Now I understand my Jobseekers element would stop should I become a full time postgraduate student. I intend to claim the maximum postgraduate loan available. I understand 30% of the income is taken into account from a postgraduate loan. Does that mean I'd still get my housing element but that would be reduced? Very confused here.

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Universal credit in general will be reduced by whatever a month, not housing benefit specifically. Also, you might want to check if you can still claim as a student? My understanding was that only disabled students were still eligible for UC.
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(Original post by Noodlzzz)
Universal credit in general will be reduced by whatever a month, not housing benefit specifically. Also, you might want to check if you can still claim as a student? My understanding was that only disabled students were still eligible for UC.
Would that be the case doing it part time?
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Would that be the case doing it part time?
pretty sure it's the same requirement for both full and part time, worth calling up UC anyway though.
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You would still receive ESA if you were part time, I don't know about UC.
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