Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Part time college course

I want to take a part time undergraduate degree in Horticulture. I would only be studying 10 hours a week maximum. Would this stop my ESA?


  • Lasian_ScopeLasian_Scope Member Posts: 660 Pioneering
    Hi @Paulr1, Disability Rights UK talks about this in their student's frequently asked questions page:

    "If your course is part-time, benefits such as Income Support, ESA and Housing Benefit will not usually be affected as long as you continue to meet the basic conditions. Please note: If you’re aged 16-19 and in further education the rules are stricter. You should ask for advice from your local Citizens Advice Bureau."

    I hope this helps!
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