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Funnyday

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I'm thinking about next year going back to education part-time. Would I be able to claim PIP and ESA when on a part-time degree course?
 
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You can claim PIP

ESA, i think as long as you don't have a bursary or student loan, you can apply. I don't know whether you would be less likely to get it though

Please double check that with CAB
 
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The only student loan would be for fees. No other income.
 
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Yes, I've been looking at an Open degree with the OU. It will allow me to use previous studies as credits towards a degree with them.
 
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The OU are excellent. I have one module completed and a few others started but not finished. Their learning materials are second to none.
 
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I used to do a degree with the OU and I was able to get ESA and PIP.
 
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it's a no of years ago that this women writing in the mind magazine did a degree as disabled and in the final year the dwp stopped her disabled help and she had a breakdown

they probably felt it'd motivate her to get a job you have to be careful how these clarks think and the goverment has told them whatever happens they won't be held responsible

at that is a loan really that serious they can't get blood out of a stone

i've sometimes thought of things, guess at my age
 
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No. The reasons why I say no, becasue as long as you are getting your benefits - money financially, then, that's that aspect, you don't want to disurb that.

So therefore, off course you can opt for a education course, be it which ever level, of course, you apply for, and your benefits won't be affected.


The benefits would only be a problem, if you were t hen to be settling into a part time job, and have to declare earnings, and I don't even know if htere is a celing amount for part time, whilst getting a benefit.


So the best ploy me thinks, and it could just be I might have misunderstood something along the way before preparing this post, just don't advise or say, that you are about to embark on a course, and on course for a long time timeframe depending, and that way, your benefits can't be affected.


Best regards.all.
 
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