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University and ESA

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aj_
aj_ Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi
Can anyone answer this question please?
My daughter is on PIP, she is 18 and going to University in September this year. 
She can not work, will she be able to apply for ESA, being a student?

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    To receive new style ESA she would need to have a complete NI record for the years 2019 to 2021 which I assume she hasn't. Therefore she cannot be paid anything.

    She can, I think, still apply and will receive NI credits if, after a Work Capability Assessment, is found to meet the conditions for ESA.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2022
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    New claims for Income Related ESA are no longer possible because all areas are now Universal Credit. If she's a full time student then she won't be able to claim UC (if she has parental support) unless she's already been assessed as having limited capability for work.
    University students usually claim a student loan so she should look at claiming this. https://www.ucas.com/sfe
    May i ask what she's doing at the moment? Is she a student?
    There may also be extra support available to her because she's disabled. See link. https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowance-dsa


    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.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @aj_. Welcome to Scope's forum. It is great to see you have joined us. How are you today?

    Thanks for reaching out to us. I can see @calcotti and @poppy123456 have already responded to your question.

    The only thing I would add is that your daughter can also apply for Student Finance England. This will provide your daughter with some money for course fees and living maintenance. 

    I hope we have, collectively, been able to answer your question. However, if you or your daughter need anything else or have any other questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

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