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TOPIC: Can I still apply for a student loan for a weekly

Can I still apply for a student loan for a weekly 1 month 1 week ago #171306

Hi, I am on ESA (contribution based) and PIP on mental health grounds. I recently contacted the DWP to say there had been a change in my circumstances and that I was going to take a class at the local college (4 hours every Monday morning). I lost my mobility component which is not the reason for this query. What I want to know is, if I take out a student finance loan for this course I am taking, will it be treated as income by inland revenue (even though the loan is paid directly to the college) and will it further affect my esa and pip simply by me applying for it? Thanks
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Can I still apply for a student loan for a weekly 1 month 1 week ago #171311

  • Gordon
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Mad Cow

As far as I know student loans are not liable to tax.

www.citizensadvice.org.uk/tax/what-is-ta...-non-taxable-income/

If you are only receiving ESA(CB) and no ESA(IR) then the loan will not be counted as income.

Gordon
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