Students and Benefits
Anyone who is claiming social security benefits and who is thinking about going into education needs to consider the impact of being in study on their benefit claim/s. The rules about claiming benefits as a student can be complicated and student finance can affect the amount of benefit payable.
The following is a brief overview of the benefit system and how it relates to students. However, we would encourage any student who has a question concerning their eligibility for benefits to contact SU Advice for specific advice and guidance relative to their individual circumstances.
Please contact SU Advice if you have any questions or queries regarding any other social security benefits, including:
- Universal Credit
- Maternity, paternity, and other parental benefits
- Health Benefits
- Employment Support Allowance
- Tax Credits
- Income Support
- Job Seekers Allowance
- Housing Benefit