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How will my benefits be effected if I choose to study at college?

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lauren7
lauren7 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
I am 25 years old and claim esa I am in the support group and get the higher rate. I also claim pip. How would my benefits be effected if I was to study a part time or full time course at college. I am really struggling to get any help with this so any information will be much appreciated !! 

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  • Lasian_Alumni
    Lasian_Alumni Community member Posts: 656 Pioneering
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    Hi @lauren7, welcome to the community!

    I have moved this post over so that our benefits advisor can help.

    Also, Disability Rights UK have answered some questions that are frequently asked by students: https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help/individuals/education/frequently-asked-questions-students

    I hope this helps!
  • lauren7
    lauren7 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Ok Thankyou 
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Community member Posts: 2,621 Pioneering
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    Hi Lauren7

    If you get ESA and PIP you can study either part time or full time and remain eligible for your benefits. So it should be fine. You should bear in mind that certain types of student finance (loans and grants) can affect your benefit. And so if you plan to apply for a course that requires an application for a grant/loan then you should get further advice.

    I hope this helps.
    David
    The Benefits Training Co:

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