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    • sunnyice
    • By sunnyice 7th Jul 17, 7:09 PM
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    PG Student Loan and ESA
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    PG Student Loan and ESA 7th Jul 17 at 7:09 PM
    Hi
    I've received PIP (Standard Rate for both component) and ESA (Support Group) . My postgraduate course will be start in September . I want to apply for £10.280 student PG loan. Course tuition fee is £7650. I checked Student loan website and i'm eligible for loan but I wonder if you advise me about what will happen to my benefits ? Does DWP will stop it our decrease it or etc ?
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    • benidorm59
    • By benidorm59 7th Jul 17, 10:12 PM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 10:12 PM
    Are you ESA conts or ESA Income based, Conts no effect ESA Income based then the grant usually will be taken in pound for pound after a £10 per week disregard and a small allowance for books and travel. If you do get a loan you need to tell them, tuition fees are disregarded, they will ask you for a full break down.
    • Alice Holt
    • By Alice Holt 8th Jul 17, 12:54 AM
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    Your PIP won't be affected.
    If contribution-based neither will your ESA.
    If income-based your ESA will be reduced by the maintenance element of the grant (I think).
    This is a useful resource:
    https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/how-we-can-help/helplines/disabled-students-helpline

    Good luck with the course.
    Last edited by Alice Holt; 08-07-2017 at 9:03 AM.
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