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The Education (Student Support) Regulations 2008

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CHAPTER 7SPECIAL SUPPORT GRANTS FOR CURRENT SYSTEM STUDENTS

Qualifying conditions for the special support grant

58.—(1) A current system student qualifies in accordance with this regulation for a special support grant in connection with his attendance on a designated course to defray the costs of books, equipment, travel or childcare incurred for the purpose of attending that course.

(2) A current system student qualifies for a special support grant if he—

(a)falls within a prescribed category of person for the purposes of section 124(1)(e) of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(1); or

(b)is treated as being liable to make payments in respect of a dwelling prescribed by regulations made under section 130(2) of that Act(2).

(3) If a current system student does not qualify for a fee loan in respect of an academic year of the designated course, he cannot qualify for a special support grant for that year unless the reason that he does not qualify for a fee loan is that—

(a)the year is an Erasmus year; or

(b)the designated course is an old flexible postgraduate course for the initial training of teachers.

Amount of the special support grant – 2008 cohort students

59.—(1) The maximum amount of special support grant available to a 2008 cohort student in respect of an academic year is —

(a)in the case of a type 1 teacher training student, £1,417;

(b)in the case of a type 2 teacher training student, £2,835; and

(c)in the case of a 2008 cohort student other than a type 1 or type 2 teacher training student, £2,835.

(2) A type 1 teacher training student who is a 2008 cohort student who qualifies for a special support grant in respect of an academic year receives an amount as follows in respect of that year—

(a)where the household income is £25,000 or less, he receives £1,417;

(b)where the household income exceeds £25,000 but does not exceed £34,450, he receives an amount equal towhere—

M is £1,417

A is £1 for every complete £6 by which the household income exceeds £25,000; and

(c)where the household income exceeds £34,450 or he opts when applying for the grant not to provide the information needed to calculate the household income, he receives £630.

(3) A type 2 teacher training student who is a 2008 cohort student who qualifies for a special support grant in respect of an academic year receives an amount as follows in respect of that year—

(a)where the household income is £25,000 or less, he receives £2,835;

(b)where the household income exceeds £25,000 but does not exceed £34,450, he receives an amount equal to where—

M is £2,835

A is £1 for every complete £6 by which the household income exceeds £25,000; and

(c)where the household income exceeds £34,450 or he opts when applying for the grant not to provide the information needed to calculate the household income, he receives £1,260.

(4) A 2008 cohort student other than a type 1 or type 2 teacher training student who qualifies for a special support grant in respect of an academic year receives an amount as follows in respect of that year—

(a)where the household income is £25,000 or less, he receives £2,835;

(b)subject to sub-paragraph (c), where the household income exceeds £25,000 but does not exceed £60,005, he receives an amount equal to where—

M is £2,835,

A is £1 for every complete £6 by which the household income exceeds £25,000 but does not exceed £34,450,

B is £1 for every complete £21.12 by which the household income exceeds £34,450 but does not exceed £60,005 and;

(c)where the household income exceeds £60,005, no special support grant is payable.

Amount of the special support grant – current system students who are not 2008 cohort students

60.—(1) The maximum amount of special support grant available to a current system student who is not a 2008 cohort student in respect of an academic year is—

(a)in the case of a type 1 teacher training student, £1,417;

(b)in the case of a type 2 teacher training student, £2,835;

(c)in the case of a current system student other than a type 1 or type 2 teacher training student, £2,835.

(2) A type 1 teacher training student who is not a 2008 cohort student and who qualifies for a special support grant in respect of an academic year receives an amount as follows in respect of that year—

(a)where the household income is £18,360 or less, he receives £1,417;

(b)where the household income exceeds £18,360 but does not exceed £27,810, he receives an amount equal to where—

M is £1,417

A is £1 for every complete £6 by which the household income exceeds £18,360; and

(c)where the household income exceeds £27,810 or he opts when applying for the grant not to provide the information needed to calculate the household income, he receives £630.

(3) A type 2 teacher training student who is not a 2008 cohort student and who qualifies for a special support grant in respect of an academic year receives an amount as follows in respect of that year—

(a)where the household income is £18,360 or less, he receives £2,835;

(b)where the household income exceeds £18,360 but does not exceed £27,810, he receives an amount equal to where—

M is £2,835

A is £1 for every complete £6 by which the household income exceeds £18,360; and

(c)where the household income exceeds £27,810 or he opts when applying for the grant not to provide the information needed to calculate the household income, he receives £1,260.

(4) A current system student other than a 2008 cohort student or a type 1 or type 2 teacher training student who qualifies for a special support grant in respect of an academic year receives an amount as follows in respect of that year—

(a)where the household income is £18,360 or less, he receives £2,835;

(b)where the household income exceeds £18,360 but does not exceed £27,810, he receives an amount equal to where—

M is £2,835

A is £1 for every complete £6 by which the household income exceeds £18,360;

(c)where the household income exceeds £27,810 but does not exceed £39,305, he receives an amount equal to where—

RM is £1,260

A is £1 for every complete £9.50 by which the household income exceeds £27,810; and

(d)where the household income exceeds £39,305, no special support grant is payable.

(1)

1992 c. 4 to which there are amendments not relevant to these Regulations. The relevant regulation is regulation 4ZA of the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987 (S.I. 1987/1967). Regulation 4ZA was inserted by S.I. 1996/206, amended by S.I. 2000/1981 and S.I. 2006/2144; there are other amending instruments but none is relevant.

(2)

There are amendments to section 130 which are not relevant to these Regulations. The relevant regulation is regulation 56 of the Housing Benefit Regulations 2006 (S.I. 2006/213, as amended by S.I. 2006/718).

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