Bournemouth Council

Students

Most but not all full-time (FT) students are not entitled to Housing Benefit

Students considered eligible are as follows:

  • Any students receiving Income Support, Job Seeker's Allowance (Income Based), Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related).
  • All part-time students
  • Students under 21 in further education not higher (as long as they were enrolled/accepted before the age of 19)
  • Students under 20 for whom Child Benefit is still payable
  • Students of pensionable age
  • Students couples both students who are responsible for a child
  • Students couples of which only one is a student who are responsible for a child (please note the non student must claim)
  • Students lone parents who are responsible for a child
  • Students responsible for foster children
  • Students who qualify for the disability premium/severe disability premium
  • Students who receive Incapacity Benefit at the short-tem higher rate
  • Students who do not get Incapacity Benefit but are incapable of work (as decided by the Department for Works and Pensions) and have been for at least 28 weeks
  • Students who have a United Kingdom grant which includes an allowance for deafness
  • Students unable to get a grant or student loan following an absence from their studies (with consent) due to illness or providing care to another person.

Who should claim is shown below.  For further advice contact us. 

Claimant

Partner

Who can Claim?

FT student - in eligible group

Non-student

Either can claim

FT student - not in eligible group

Non-student

Partner can claim

FT student - not in eligible group

FT student - not in eligible group

Neither can claim

FT student - not in eligible group

FT student – in eligible group

Partner can claim

FT student – in eligible group

FT student – not in eligible group

Claimant can claim

Non-student

FT student – not in eligible group

Claimant can claim

Non-student

FT student - in eligible group

Either can claim

Non-student

Non-student

Either can claim

 

Contact Us

Telephone

General Enquiries

01202 451592

Address

Customer Services Centre

St Stephens Road
Bournemouth
BH2 6EB

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