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    • Dementis_mulier
    • By Dementis_mulier 16th Oct 16, 11:21 AM
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    Going to college when partner claims ESA
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    • 16th Oct 16, 11:21 AM
    Going to college when partner claims ESA 16th Oct 16 at 11:21 AM
    Hi there,

    Ive been searching online for an answer but can't seem to find one.

    Basically, i want to enroll in some college courses.

    My husband receives income based ESA. We also receive child tax credits, DLA for our daughter, housing benefit, council tax benefit and child benefit.

    Will going to college part/full time affect any of our benefits?

    I'm trying to gain some diplomas before i start paid work as so far, i've be rejected due to the lack of experience i have.

    Any help is appreciated. Many thanks.
    Dementis Mulier
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    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 16th Oct 16, 12:38 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 12:38 PM
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    • 16th Oct 16, 12:38 PM
    Simply going to college will not affect your partner's ESA. If you get a student loan that will be taken into account as income.
    • Dementis_mulier
    • By Dementis_mulier 17th Oct 16, 6:02 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 6:02 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 6:02 PM
    Ok, thanks. I'm not sure how much the courses are going to be so i may need a student loan. Does anyone know if there is there a limit to how much you can borrow before it is classed as earnings?

    Thanks.
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    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 17th Oct 16, 9:47 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 9:47 PM
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    • 17th Oct 16, 9:47 PM
    Any amount of student loan is classed as income/
    • PersianCatLady
    • By PersianCatLady 28th Oct 16, 3:54 PM
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    • 28th Oct 16, 3:54 PM
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    • 28th Oct 16, 3:54 PM
    What do you mean when you say college?


    If you mean FE college then you may be able to get reduced fees or help from a hardship fund in the circumstances you describe. I can't think of any situation in which you would get a student loan to help with FE college course fees.


    If you mean university then you would be expected to claim and take out a student loan like any other student. Even if you did not out a student loan the full amount that you are entitled to would be classed as income by the DWP for the purposes of calculating your partner's ESA claim.
    • bigbill
    • By bigbill 29th Oct 16, 9:53 PM
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    • 29th Oct 16, 9:53 PM
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    • 29th Oct 16, 9:53 PM
    What level DLA does your daughter get?


    Do you or your husband get Carers Allowance?
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