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Hi just after some financial advice. I am due to start Uni next week, I have Autism, ADHD & mental health issues. I have my loans in place & currently waiting my DSA assessment to be completed. I currently receive Universal credit, does anybody know can I still continue to claim Universal credit support? My course is full time, but is is very unlikely I would be able to work & study at the same time so need extra financial support, thanks
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With Universal Credit do you have Limited Capability for Work or Limited Capability for Work and Work Related Activity?
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Hi, yes im Currently limited capability for working work related activity, thanks for reply
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Hi, yes im Currently limited capability for working work related activity, thanks for reply
Yes you will remain entitled to Universal Credit when you become a full-time student then (IF you also have attendance allowance, disability living allowance, or personal independence payment??) there is specific criteria and that is one of those

However, your Universal Credit payments will be reduced. This is because they will take into account your student finance maintenance loan (they split it across multiple assessment periods for your academic year with an extra deduction)

When you become a student, make sure to make a change of circumstances from the first day that you become a student to say you're in full-time education. You will then be expected to provide evidence of what sort of financial support you are received towards your study. Not your tuition fees, but the maintenance stuff paid directly to you (to help you get by) - but they disregard different elements so if you have a breakdown of what you are received and what each amount is for then that will probably be useful for your case manager to work our what amount of a student income deduction should be applied.

An an example, generally speaking this means where you might usually be paid £1000 from Universal Credit each assessment period, you might only be paid £200 after they've deducted student income. Depends how much you're receiving from student finance/what you're entitled to with Universal Credit in the first place. You should be okay as long as you also have attendance allowance, disability living allowance or personal independence payment, make sure you keep any documents from student finance etc, best of luck with your studies :thumbsup:
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Try contacting citizens advice they have specialist advisors who can work out what you may be entitled to. I've heard there may be some sort of disability grant you might qualify for too?
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Yes you will remain entitled to Universal Credit when you become a full-time student then (IF you also have attendance allowance, disability living allowance, or personal independence payment??) there is specific criteria and that is one of those

However, your Universal Credit payments will be reduced. This is because they will take into account your student finance maintenance loan (they split it across multiple assessment periods for your academic year with an extra deduction)

When you become a student, make sure to make a change of circumstances from the first day that you become a student to say you're in full-time education. You will then be expected to provide evidence of what sort of financial support you are received towards your study. Not your tuition fees, but the maintenance stuff paid directly to you (to help you get by) - but they disregard different elements so if you have a breakdown of what you are received and what each amount is for then that will probably be useful for your case manager to work our what amount of a student income deduction should be applied.

An an example, generally speaking this means where you might usually be paid £1000 from Universal Credit each assessment period, you might only be paid £200 after they've deducted student income. Depends how much you're receiving from student finance/what you're entitled to with Universal Credit in the first place. You should be okay as long as you also have attendance allowance, disability living allowance or personal independence payment, make sure you keep any documents from student finance etc, best of luck with your studies :thumbsup:
Thanks for the help 🙂
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