Gap Year Affecting Housing Benefit

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Hi,
I'm going on a gap year just to resit Economics and Maths as a private candidate.

However, since I won't be in full time education, apparently they are cutting my mum's housing benefit

What do I do in order to keep my mum's housing benefit since she doesn't earn enough to pay the rent solely on her own and I'll be studying full time.
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Get a job while you study and pay towards the household expenses.

When i studied for 3 Alevels, I worked 20-30 hours in Macdonalds right up to my mocks.
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I worked every weds and fri night, every sat and sunday.

Even if you study 9-5, mon to fri on your studies, this still leaves you ample time to work.
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For example, recently while in full time employment (mon to fri 9-5) and undertaking voluntary work with a charity (shifts on thurs night and an afternoon each weekend) and part time caring for a disabled friend (weekly visits and lots of errands), I completed a Level 3 qualification in approx 6 months.

Thats equivalent to an Alevel or Higher.

You need to be really disciplined, come up with a study plan and stick with it.

I used to study a little each day during the evenings before dinner as it suited me best rather than spend all day at the weekend on it.
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