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Loans etc for learning?

itswheeliemeitswheelieme Member Posts: 4 Listener
edited December 2020 in Education and learning
hello all,
does  anyone know where I can get a loan - from a charity or scheme - for a course I'd like to learn.

I'm on PIP & UC & am a Pwd wheelchair user & female - if any of that helps with direction to look in.
Thanks muchly

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome,

    Student finance would be one of them. https://www.gov.uk/student-finance


    Do be aware that some student loans can affect the amount of UC you're entitled to, even if you decide not to take that loan, it will still be counted as income.

    Students and benefits are extremely complicated and for this reason i'd advise you to ring the disabled students helpline for further advice and they will be able to give you all the information you need regarding loan and your benefits.

    Also if you haven't been assessed as having limited capability for work then as a student you won't be able to continue with your UC claim at all.

    PIP of course won't be affected because it's not means tested.


    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • itswheeliemeitswheelieme Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Poppy,
    thankyou so much for your help; I'm blown away by your speed and knowledge! Boy am I glad I joined! :o)

    I will def ring the Disabled Students Help line as my next port of call - it's a minefield!  

    Thanks again Poppy, I really appreciate your help, it feels so good to know now that there is something I can do next.

    All the Best


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're most welcome. Good luck :)
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,940 Scope community team
    I'm glad @poppy123456 was able to help @itswheelieme! I hope you manage to find something. What are you hoping to study?
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