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TOPIC: ESA and part time degree

ESA and part time degree 1 month 1 day ago #229296

Hello, I was wondering if you can study for a degree part time at university and still get your ESA?

I am in the support group for mental health problems. I am looking to try and do something to help a, improve my health by having something to work towards b, learn skills for the future. I could only really study if I got my ESA too as I wouldn’t be able to manage I don’t think otherwise, mentally and financially. Just an idea at this stage but I really want to look at my options. Thank you.

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ESA and part time degree 1 month 1 day ago #229307

Gaz

Yes, you can do a part-time course whilst receiving ESA but you need to ask yourself whether your doing so is consistent with the reasons that you have an award of ESA, as an example; if you qualified through the Substantial Risk Regulations then many of the things that you will have to do as part of your course will be an issue.

You also need to consider whether this is also the result of an improvement in your conditions, which you would need to notify the DWP of.

Gordon

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