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Advice needed please for a 20 year old student

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suspended7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
My daughter has just turned 20 and is hoping to go back to college again next year, however this year she has survived on £30 a week adult learning grant and although im on benefits I get nothing for her, so shes living here rent free. Anyway she went to the opticians today and they wanted £25 for an eye test plus she has to pay for her glasses, dental care and prescriptions, how on earth can she manage to do that on £30 a week, it costs her nearly £20 on a bus pass. So we were wondering can she get income support and go to college while shes still living at home? Is there anyone on here in similar circumstances who could offer some advice, thanks.
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suspended7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
why not get a part time job?
#2
She may be elligable to claim the the fees back.
The form you need is called a HC1 i believe
suspended#3
What about a part time job?
#4
you cant get income support if you are a student - you are meant to survive on loans
#5
I worked all the way through college and uni and I had a kid.....
#6
She should get a job.

You should as well.

Too many people want something for nothing in this country.
#7
esq3585
why not get a part time job?


Starr
What about a part time job?


hrobo77
I worked all the way through college and uni and I had a kid.....


a job?
#8
grex9101
She should get a job.

You should as well.

Too many people want something for nothing in this country.


lol.. agreed. She should get a job.
#9
Every college/uni has a budget for hardship allowances. Its not much, and its paid at the the discretion of the college/uni but you dont have to pay it back.

You should at least look into that as some extra cash for her. When I went many years ago, I was in a similar position when I lived with my parents, both were retired. I wrote to the college regarding a hardship payment and got £135.....which helped me a lot with books n stuff.

:)
banned#10
student grants have only just come in, I finished school in 2005 and never had a penny. I worked from the age of 14.
I think you have your answer.

There are forms you can fill out to get money for nothing, but lets face it, let her enter the real world and get a job.
#11
Whoah here we go again jumping on somebodys back ....... you shouldn't be supporting her at the age of 20 ....encourage her to go out there and pay for her own stuff, and if she is living at home then she should be helping you out and paying her way
#12
She should fill out a HC1 form like others have said and she may get some help

Look around for cheaper Sight tests D&A do free ones sometimes and remember you CAN take the prescription to ANY opticans oh and if she does get a voucher with help towards specs she may not get them completly free the voucher is only worth £36.20 for the specs and some opticans do free specs but not many..
#13
Oh and I had a job at 15... Part time evenings and weekends
#14
To be fair I got a job from when I was 12 and I wasn't even hard up really, appreciate the job market is hard atm but it's something to consider xx
[helper]#15
Why cant she get a job and why hasnt she had a part time job for the past 4 years? My daughter is 17, still at school, has just finished a temporary part time job and is applying everywhere for another.
#16
My god people are so judgemental, Its hard being at college and working full time too, if you are at college 40 hours a week not including studying and not including travelling then it cuts down time you are available for work and severly affects your education.

Only thing I can say OP is that HB is available for people on the £30 grant scheme but thats a double edge sword means your child wont pay transport or less but means they may have to pay own bills.
#17
ryouga
My god people are so judgemental, Its hard being at college and working full time too, if you are at college 40 hours a week not including studying and not including travelling then it cuts down time you are available for work and severly affects your education.

Only thing I can say OP is that HB is available for people on the £30 grant scheme but thats a double edge sword means your child wont pay transport or less but means they may have to pay own bills.


People on here said work part time, not full time. It's manageable to work the weekends or a few evenings a week when you're studying, I know lots of people who've done it, myself included.
#18
torapoole
People on here said work part time, not full time. It's manageable to work the weekends or a few evenings a week when you're studying, I know lots of people who've done it, myself included.


Yea, the rules are pretty fair, there aren't many (if any) further education courses that last more than 2 years so everyone gets the chance to complete a course straight out of school with support. I worked from the age of 16 through my A levels and degree, you can earn enough to survive by working the weekends. If this situation is putting her in genuine hardship the college will probably give her a hardship grant though.
[helper]#19
[QUOTE=ryouga]My god people are so judgemental, Its hard being at college and working full time too, if you are at college 40 hours a week not including studying and not including travelling then it cuts down time you are available for work and severly affects your education.


Are some people really at college 40 hours a week not including studying?
#20
LJM;5600752
[QUOTE=ryouga]My god people are so judgemental, Its hard being at college and working full time too, if you are at college 40 hours a week not including studying and not including travelling then it cuts down time you are available for work and severly affects your education.


Are some people really at college 40 hours a week not including studying?


no ...no colllege course is 40 hrs a week ...mine have all been through it and took evening jobs or fitted part time work in with their courses
2 Likes #21
Most students dont have the opportunity to live rent free while studying!Hardship..not really?! Im going back to education in september..i intend to do a full time course whilst working in my job too when i can plus i have a daughter and have to pay rent and bills.
#22
mamamia7
Most students dont have the opportunity to live rent free while studying!Hardship..not really?! Im going back to education in september..i intend to do a full time course whilst working in my job too when i can plus i have a daughter and have to pay rent and bills.


if you want it bad enough you will find a way ...at the end you will profit tenfold ..well done xx
banned#23
mamamia7
Most students dont have the opportunity to live rent free while studying!Hardship..not really?! Im going back to education in september..i intend to do a full time course whilst working in my job too when i can plus i have a daughter and have to pay rent and bills.


rep to you.
[helper]#24
queenlush;5600785
[QUOTE=LJM]

no ...no colllege course is 40 hrs a week ...mine have all been through it and took evening jobs or fitted part time work in with their courses


Thought so - so plenty of time available to fit in a part time job then!
#25
LJM;5600830
[QUOTE=queenlush]

Thought so - so plenty of time available to fit in a part time job then!


if you are serious then yes ...i've watched my kids do it and it is possible ....fairplay they are knackered ....but they study hard party hard and work hard ...they have my respect ..it's part of growing up
#26
queenlush
if you want it bad enough you will find a way ...at the end you will profit tenfold ..well done xx


Exactly!! I KNOW its gonna be so tough!!!! So much hard work but im prepared for it because i want it. Im going to have 3 yrs of hardship but dont intend to claim anything (i dont even want student loans) because i can do this with the help of my partner if we are sensible. Its my choice to go back to education and im not doing it at anyone elses expense...but will reap the benefits once im trained..lol.
#27
my college courses were classed as full time but i only had about 16 hours worth of lectures a week. With one whole day off. My uni hours were far less than that.
#28
mamamia7
Exactly!! I KNOW its gonna be so tough!!!! So much hard work but im prepared for it because i want it. Im going to have 3 yrs of hardship but dont intend to claim anything (i dont even want student loans) because i can do this with the help of my partner if we are sensible. Its my choice to go back to education and im not doing it at anyone elses expense...but will reap the benefits once im trained..lol.


my sis in law started off in nursing at a really low level, she did three years of uni course to better herself at the age of 37 ...,family had to chip in etc..but now she works in theatre as a aneasthetists (sp) 2nd hand woman ..well worth it and we are so proud of her
#29
queenlush
my sis in law started off in nursing at a really low level, she did three years of uni course to better herself at the age of 37 ...,family had to chip in etc..but now she works in theatre as a aneasthetists (sp) 2nd hand woman ..well worth it and we are so proud of her


wow thats brilliant!!Thats something for me to think about..i kinda forget im not the only one who has been through it and has had a tough time with children..bills and rent to pay etc. Sooner i do it the better...the quicker i can start going up the ranks!..:thumbsup:
suspended#30
I didnt really want to go into too much detail but im on benefits as im disabled and cant work, she has tried looking for a job, she is looking but so far no luck, thanks everyone for your comments
#31
jasmin49
I didnt really want to go into too much detail but im on benefits as im disabled and cant work, she has tried looking for a job, she is looking but so far no luck, thanks everyone for your comments


has she tried recruitment agencys..or the job centre..both very good and will find her a job. Its not up to you to support her.
#32
mamamia7
wow thats brilliant!!Thats something for me to think about..i kinda forget im not the only one who has been through it and has had a tough time with children..bills and rent to pay etc. Sooner i do it the better...the quicker i can start going up the ranks!..:thumbsup:


I think thats one thing people are going on about, sorry if this comes across the wrong way but you have your partner to help you when things go bad, just like the other persons family had to chip in so its not as if they do it all alone, whats the difference? that this person is on benefits? Thats an unfair dig.

So many people who claim to do it alone have support from family or friends, at uni I see students whinge about being poor despite wearing good clothes and going drinking regular then get expensive laptops or goods from family yet if they were so poor then they can stop drinking and sell some of their high priced games consoles and dozens of games etc.
#33
my comment was not relating to the op but to the person who i quoted.

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