Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Student Income, UC & EMA

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cwatson0000
cwatson0000 Community member Posts: 58 Connected
So I reported today in my journal that I’ll be starting a Full Time course of non advanced education at college this September… I am disabled have LCWRA and I’m on DLA, also I’m under 21 without parental support so I’m still eligible to claim UC. They got back to me and said any student income I’m eligible for will be taken into account even if I decide not to claim it. After emailing the finance office they said I wouldn’t be eligible for any student finance as I’m only starting a Level 2 course, but I could be eligible for Education Maintenance Allowance which is £30 a week payed fortnightly. I can’t seem to find a clear answer online and was wondering if anyone knew if EMA counts as student income, or income that would be declared to UC as a whole and then be deducted from my monthly pay? 

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