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NI Universal Credit and post graduate course

Hi all,

My partner is in his second and final year of his post graduate course. As per the regulations, my partners post grad student finance has been deducted from our Universal Credit award at 30% + £110 disregard per month. We moved from England to Northern Ireland in February and Ive just received a letter from Universal Credit to say we owe them £7000 as the 30% deduction is only an English thing and it’s 100% in Northern Ireland.

Can anyone confirm if this is correct? Were really panicked and stressing. I called them but the advisors haven’t been any help.

Many thanks

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