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TOPIC: Post Grad study and ESA

Post Grad study and ESA 1 week 6 days ago #247890

I'm in the support group and would like to know if I am allowed to pursue post Grad study. Not doing anything for the past 2 years is slowly killing me

Thanks in advance

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Post Grad study and ESA 1 week 5 days ago #247915

Thabo

If this is a parttime course then there will be no specific issues (see below).

If it is fulltime then it will depend on your ESA, if you are only receiving Contribution Based ESA then it is again not an issue but for Income Related ESA you need to also be receiving DLA or PIP.

If you are receiving ESA(IR) in part or in whole then any grant you receive will be treated as income and must be declared to the DWP.

Lastly and perhaps most importantly, your doing this course must not contradict the reasons that you receive ESA.

Gordon

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Post Grad study and ESA 1 week 5 days ago #247930

Gordon wrote: Thabo

If this is a parttime course then there will be no specific issues (see below).

If it is fulltime then it will depend on your ESA, if you are only receiving Contribution Based ESA then it is again not an issue but for Income Related ESA you need to also be receiving DLA or PIP.

If you are receiving ESA(IR) in part or in whole then any grant you receive will be treated as income and must be declared to the DWP.

Lastly and perhaps most importantly, your doing this course must not contradict the reasons that you receive ESA.

Gordon


Thanks Gordon
Yes I am also receiving PIP full rate for both components. So what is the situation there sir?

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Post Grad study and ESA 1 week 4 days ago #247959

Thabo

Other than ensuring that you will not be doing anything that argues against your PIP award, there will be no impact on your PIP.

Gordon

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