Supplementary grants – income assessed on household income (based on SFE figures, amounts may vary for other funding bodies)
|Adult Dependants’ grant||
The Adult Dependants’ Grant is available for students who have an adult who is financially dependent on them. The grant is worth up to £3,263 a year and you don’t usually have to pay it back; the grant is paid in 3 instalments. The Adult Dependant’s Grant will affect the amount of any means-tested welfare benefits.
The Childcare Grant is a payment that covers up to 85% of your childcare costs. It’s based on your household income and childcare costs. You don’t usually have to pay it back and it won’t affect the amount of any welfare benefits.
If eligible, you can get up to:
The funds are paid by the Childcare Grant Payment Service to the childcare provider.
|Parents’ Learning Allowance||
The Parents’ Learning Allowance is a payment of up to £1,863 a year for students with dependent children.You don’t usually have to pay it back and it won’t affect your benefits or tax credits, the grant is paid in 3 instalments
Means-tested welfare benefits
You may be entitled to Universal Credit as a full-time student if at least one of the following applies to you:
It’s possible that during term-time your income will be too high to receive UC, your entitlement should be reassessed during the summer vacation when your student income is nil.
Full time study does not affect any entitlement to child Benefit. If you're eligible you'll get £21.80 a week for your first child and £14.45 a week for any children after that.You can claim Child Benefit if:
If you are struggling you can apply to the University Hardship Fund (UHF).
If you’d like to talk to one of the team about the UHF or any other money queries you can email us: email@example.com or book an quick initial appointment slot on the Student Services Hub: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/studentsupport/book-an-appointment/