Eligible for special support loan ? (deferred my course but changed university? )

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I had to take a 1 year leave of absence due to caring and health issues and was going to resume my first year this September
However I have decided to remain close to my family and have chosen to transfer my course

Whilst filling out my student finance application it said that I should upload evidence for the Special Support Loan/grant and I was wondering if I would still be eligible for this?
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(Original post by tf76fr67f)
I had to take a 1 year leave of absence due to caring and health issues and was going to resume my first year this September
However I have decided to remain close to my family and have chosen to transfer my course

Whilst filling out my student finance application it said that I should upload evidence for the Special Support Loan/grant and I was wondering if I would still be eligible for this?
Hi there, In order to be eligible to apply for Special Support Loan you must meet the following criteria:
- You’re a single parent, or single foster parent, of a child or young person under 20 who is in full-time education below higher education level, or on an approved training course.
- You have a partner who is also a full-time student, and one or both of you is responsible for a child or young person under 20 who is in full-time education below higher education level, or on an approved training course.
- You have a disability and qualify for the Disability Living Allowance, Disability Premium, or Severe Disability Premium.
- You qualify for Personal Independence Payment or Armed Forces Independence Payment.
- You’re deaf and qualify for a Disabled Students’ Allowance.
- You have been treated as incapable of work for a continuous period of at least 28 weeks.
- You have a disability and qualify for income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
- You’re waiting to go back to a course, having taken agreed time out from that course due to an illness or caring responsibility that has now ended.
- You’re aged over 60.

Do you meet any of these criteria's? Thanks, Karen
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Hi there, In order to be eligible to apply for Special Support Loan you must meet the following criteria:
- You’re a single parent, or single foster parent, of a child or young person under 20 who is in full-time education below higher education level, or on an approved training course.
- You have a partner who is also a full-time student, and one or both of you is responsible for a child or young person under 20 who is in full-time education below higher education level, or on an approved training course.
- You have a disability and qualify for the Disability Living Allowance, Disability Premium, or Severe Disability Premium.
- You qualify for Personal Independence Payment or Armed Forces Independence Payment.
- You’re deaf and qualify for a Disabled Students’ Allowance.
- You have been treated as incapable of work for a continuous period of at least 28 weeks.
- You have a disability and qualify for income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
- You’re waiting to go back to a course, having taken agreed time out from that course due to an illness or caring responsibility that has now ended.
- You’re aged over 60.

Do you meet any of these criteria's? Thanks, Karen
Hey thanks for the reply
I had to take a 1 year leave of absence due to caring and health issues and was going to resume the first year of my course this September
However I have decided to remain close to my family and have chosen to change course and university

Whilst filling out my student finance application it said that I should upload evidence for the Special Support Loan/grant and I was wondering if I would still be eligible for this? And if uploading evidence will mess up my compelling personal reasons application I also had to do?
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I had to take a 1 year leave of absence due to caring and health issues and was going to resume my first year this September
However I have decided to remain close to my family and have chosen to transfer my course

Whilst filling out my student finance application it said that I should upload evidence for the Special Support Loan/grant and I was wondering if I would still be eligible for this?
Hi there,

(Original post by tf76fr67f)
Hey thanks for the reply
I had to take a 1 year leave of absence due to caring and health issues and was going to resume the first year of my course this September
However I have decided to remain close to my family and have chosen to change course and university

Whilst filling out my student finance application it said that I should upload evidence for the Special Support Loan/grant and I was wondering if I would still be eligible for this? And if uploading evidence will mess up my compelling personal reasons application I also had to do?
You would need to send evidence of this for the team to review. Please include a signed and dated cover letter advising the reason you are sending the evidence for the team to review. Thanks, Karen
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