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Some help regarding my daughter please

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missybpink
missybpink Community member Posts: 28 Connected
Hi so not sure where to start but i need some guidence please, my daughter has just turned 18 and is heading to University next month, she is Disabled and has a few conditions of which she is just in the process of filling out her application for PIP i know from my own PIP timeline this will take a while to get sorted out is there any other benefits she is entitled to as i know its different rules for Uni students.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,212 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,

    Students can only claim benefits under certain circumstances and a disability benefit such as PIP/DLA are one of them, so unfortunately, she won't be able to claim any benefits. (other than PIP) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/universal-credit-and-students

    Most students have a student loan so she should look at claiming this. https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

    Even if it was possible for her to claim UNiversal Credit, if there's a student loan available to her then it will reduce the amount of UC she's entitled to, regardless of whether she takes that loan or not.


    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.
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