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Some students are eligible to claim benefits whilst studying, however the interaction between student support and the social security system is complex. Check out the information from the National Union of Students on the main eligibility requirements for some principal benefits, and how student support is taken into account when calculating your entitlement.

Use the simple Entitled To calculator to work out how much you could claim in tax credits and benefits.

For more information or advice on entitlement to benefits contact the Advice Team.

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