Benefits and tax credits

The rules regarding benefit entitlement for full-time or part-time students are complicated.

  • Many benefits have special rules which apply to students
  • Some benefits have rules which exclude most full-time students
  • Student income from grants, loans or bursaries may be taken into account for means-tested benefits.

For detailed information about entitlement to welfare benefits and tax credits while you are studying please contact Money Advice and Guidance or visit the Turn2Us website.