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Universal credit and disabled students

Issue 261 (December 2017)
Angela Toal describes a problem and some possible solutions regarding disabled students attempting to claim universal credit.

New 2016/17 student loans and benefits

Issue 254 (October 2016)
Angela Toal explains two changes to English student funding for advanced level courses from the 2016/17 academic year, and how the new funding affects social security benefits.

Pre-Budget Report 2009

Issue 214 (February 2010)
David Simmons highlights the most significant announcements relating to welfare benefits and tax credits.

ESA and students

Issue 206 (October 2008)
Angela Toal describes the main employment and support allowance (ESA) rules for students, pointing out where they are more restrictive than at present.

Pregnant students and means-tested benefits

Issue 194 (October 2006)
David Simmons examines the barriers to accessing means-tested benefits for full-time students who have to interrupt their studies because of pregnancy.