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Can you study as an adult on benefits?

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bluefox
bluefox Community member Posts: 636 Pioneering
Hi, I’m wondering if I’m unemployed. Would I be able to study, as an adult and claim benefits?

I don’t know what the rules are but I eventually want to make something of my life. But at 38, it’s going to be tough. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,191 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes you can. However, if there’s a maintenance loan available to you then it will affect means tested benefits such as Universal Credit. Even if you decide not to take that loan. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 636 Pioneering
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    Hi poppy,

    Can you be a student on normal UC (with commitments), LCW and LCWRA?

    also, I believe you can also claim UC, as a student, if you have PIP?

    is this correct?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,191 Disability Gamechanger
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    When you've been found to have LCWRA you have no commitments. 
    bluefox said:

    also, I believe you can also claim UC, as a student, if you have PIP?

    is this correct?
    I already answered your question in my previous comment. 
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • bluefox
    bluefox Community member Posts: 636 Pioneering
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    Okay, thank you. 
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