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Information for current EU undergraduates

Benefits and being a student

Can you claim benefits as a student?

The majority of full-time students are not eligible for benefits while they are studying. 


Exceptions apply to:

  • lone parents with a dependent child/children. The age of your children can affect which benefits you are eligible for.
  • students with disabilities or health conditions
  • students who are pensioners
  • student couples with at least one dependent child
  • students who have suspended their studies due to ill health or caring responsibilities.

If you need advice about which benefits to claim or what counts as income then please contact us.