State Benefits and Council Tax
There are some State Benefits that certain students may be entitled to claim depending on their individual circumstances. This section explores the following:
Council Tax is a tax set by local councils to help pay for local services. In general full-time undergraduate or postgraduate students, whether they live in private property or University residences, are exempt from council tax. Being exempt means that you are not personally liable to pay Council Tax. However there are some exceptions.
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Housing Benefit helps pay your rent whether you reside in private, housing association, student or local authority accommodation. Part-time students are eligible to claim Housing Benefit but most full-time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students are not eligible to claim unless they meet one of the specific qualifying conditions.
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Income Support is a benefit intended for people who cannot normally work (or who work fewer than 16 hours a week), and who are on a low income and fall into one of the categories. Part-time students are eligible to claim Income support but most full-time Undergraduate and Postgraduate students are not.
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If you become pregnant during your studies there are additional funds you may be entitled to.
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