Student Finance & Universal Credit Lone ParentWatch
Personal element or standard allowance £ 409.89
Child element £ 235.83
Rent £ 563.03
Paid every 28th of the month.
I'm also interested in understanding.. i also have a toddler. Ive gained full maintenance loan of £9203, however they've not said anything about the parent learning grant? I'm a solo parent too. Im also on UC and can't gain any info ... I've read so many conflicting articles.. but there's no way the maintenance loan will suffice for me
Hello - I wonder if you could give me some advice about the special support element please? I am a single parent of a 3 year old, and I’m starting Uni in September. I’ve been awarded the full maintenance loan (for studying outside London). Someone asked me whether I have claimed the special support element. I wasn’t aware of it - is it an additional loan/grant on top of the maintenance loan? I have found it so difficult trying to get information about this and also about claiming UC. Everyone I speak to seems to give me a different answer. I’m starting to become concerned that I won’t have enough money to cover us while I’m studying. I’d be grateful for any advice you could give me - thank you!