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Most full time students cannot claim housing benefit or council tax support. However, there are some exceptions.
Full time students who can claim housing benefit:
If you qualify for housing benefit then you can claim during the holidays, but if your benefit is to pay for accommodation just to be near your college, you cannot claim for any week you are away.
If you are living in halls of residence you cannot claim for the period of study, the only exception is where the college rents your accommodation for your use.
You must tell us the number of weeks there are in your academic year.
If you are eligible for a loan or have been awarded a grant we will assume that you are receiving these payments, whether or not you are actually receiving them.
If you do receive a loan you must send us your letter showing the full breakdown.
The rules for students claiming housing benefits are very complicated, please call us if you need further information - 01925 443210.