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The Education (Student Support) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

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Amount of the special support grant

61.—(1) The maximum amount of special support grant available in respect of an academic year is—

(a)in the case of a type 1 or type 3 teacher training student, £1,703;

(b)in the case of a type 2 teacher training student, £3,406;

(c)in the case of a current system student other than a type 1, type 2 or type 3 teacher training student, £3,406.

(2) A type 1 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 £18,820 or less, the student receives £1,703;

(b)where the household income exceeds £18,820 but does not exceed £28,439, the student receives an amount equal to where—

  • M is £1,703

  • A is £1 for every complete £4.55 by which the household income exceeds £18,820; and

(c)where the household income exceeds £28,439 or the student opts when applying for the grant not to provide the information needed to calculate the household income, the student receives £646.

(3) A 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 £18,820 or less, the student receives £3,406;

(b)where the household income exceeds £18,820 but does not exceed £28,439, the student receives an amount equal to where—

  • M is £3,406

  • A is £1 for every complete £4.55 by which the household income exceeds £18,820; and

(c)where the household income exceeds £28,439 or the student opts when applying for the grant not to provide the information needed to calculate the household income, the student receives £1,292.

(4) A type 3 teacher training student who qualifies for a special support grant in respect of an academic year receives, subject to sub-paragraph (c), an amount as follows in respect of that year—

(a)where the household income is £18,820 or less, the student receives £1,703;

(b)where the household income exceeds £18,820 but does not exceed £40,238, the student receives an amount equal to where—

  • M is £1,703

  • A is £1 for every complete £4.55 by which the household income exceeds £18,820 but does not exceed £28,439

  • B is £1 for every complete £9.50 by which the household income exceeds £28,439 but does not exceed £40,238; and

(c)where the household income exceeds £40,238, no special support grant is payable.

(5) A current system student other than a type 1, type 2 or type 3 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 £18,820 or less, the student receives £3,406;

(b)where the household income exceeds £18,820 but does not exceed £28,439, the student receives an amount equal to where—

  • M is £3,406

  • A is £1 for every complete £4.55 by which the household income exceeds £18,820;

(c)where the household income exceeds £28,439 but does not exceed £40,238, the student receives an amount equal to where—

  • RM is £1,292

  • A is £1 for every complete £9.50 by which the household income exceeds £28,439; and

(d)where the household income exceeds £40,238, no special support grant is payable.

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