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Part-time Student: Stipend and Carers Allowance
To date, I cannot find anything about this across the net.
Background: Part-time student less than 21 hours per week receiving a tax-free stipend (think maintenance grant) of £169 per week. However, the stipend is for living expenses and travel, equipment, study needs, and expenses related to research. So, removing a reasonable amount for the latter, the amount left should fall below the £139 per week allowed for a carers allowance claim.
Looking at the carers allowance form, it cannot handle part-time student and stipend /maintenance grant together. So how is any claim made under these circumstances?
If there is a way of applying (noting the above information), and if so, how do you explain, or apportion the split in living allowance and expenses to justify the reduction from £179 to £139.
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