Quick update The DWP sent me a form. Put the wrong details in the form (put my mums name as the student) so got them to send me another one Supervisor has completed it with 17 hours in total (one hour supervision and 16 hours independent study). Hopefully that will satisfy them. I’ve cut down my sel...
Hi Kathrina, There should be a pastoral team at the university who may be able to help with this, might be called Student services or similar. Melly1 Student services couldn't give me an answer because it's not a "taught" programme. Have you contacted Disability Services at your Uni or not? It all ...
Melly1 wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:40 pm
Hi Kathrina,

There should be a pastoral team at the university who may be able to help with this, might be called Student services or similar.

Melly1
Student services couldn't give me an answer because it's not a "taught" programme.
Well that went well.... not I phoned carers allowance unit and they told me they'd have to suspend my payment until I send all the correct documents (they have a form for the uni to fill in apparently). I argued my case and they took my word that if I did have an overpayment that I would pay it back...
I don't think it does. My MA one didn't and I think it's a similar thing. Most of the loan goes on course fees and expenses so there is very little left after that.
Not sure it’s even the 21 hours thing. I literally just have my enrolment that says I’m part time. Reading university say 15 hours but mine doesn’t anything
Hi I receive carers allowance for my mum and have been offered the chance to do a PhD part time. I will receive a doctorate loan to do this. I’ve emailed the university to ask if they have something I can send to the DWP to say how many hours of study I’m expected to do but they’ve said that because...
I'll wait until I actually start.

Just trying to work out whether my first wages will take it over the threshold (I'll only be earning £78.30 a week but it's monthly pay and it looks likely that I won't get paid until Christmas)
Hi Me again I have just been offered a job. This one is only 10 hours and is minimum wage so well under the threshold. Do I have to notify Carers Allowance. I'm currently down as self employed with them. I will still be doing some self employed bits but even with that I won't be earning anywhere nea...
I didn’t get the job anyway but it’s helpful to know these things while I’m still looking.