The majority of full-time students are not eligible for benefits while they are studying.

Please be aware
There are residency rules attached to eligibility for benefits.


Exceptions apply to:

  • lone parents with a dependent child/children. The age of your children can affect which benefits you are eligible for
  • students with disabilities or health conditions
  • students who are pensioners
  • student couples with at least one dependent child
  • students who have suspended their studies due to ill health or caring responsibilities

If you need advice about which benefits to claim or what counts as income then please contact us.