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carers allowance and being a student - Carers UK Forum

carers allowance and being a student

All about money
Hi, joined today to ask some advice.
Currently a fulltime student and a carer for my autistic son. Applied for carers and have been turned down due to the 21 hour rule, even though I'm only expected on campus for 14 hours a week and had confirmation from the uni of this.
I've read through the previous threads and can see that this is a huge issue.
my question is, is it worth asking for a mandatory reconsideration and possibly moving on to a tribunal or am I literally just going to get nowhere?
I have read through the decisions makers guide and looked up the case law that is mentioned in that and it doesn't look promising at all.
I think once it's stated full time course. That's pretty much sort that one.

Mandatory reconsideration ...

https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guid ... 20tribunal.

Personal choice take some advice.

You need to consider/demonstrate the total course hours. Proving you will then provided 35 hours of caring per week.
You won't be able to get a Carer's Allowance, if you have signed up for a full-time course. Our learningandwork essay helper explained the rules in the article: Carer's Allowance & a full-time student.
Hello,

What if my college has changed the course from part-time to full-time? I didn't know this was coming.. I'm in despair.. Literally. Am I not eligible for Carer's Allowance then?
Thank you.
Andrew,

Unfortunately not.

Melly1