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The Nursing and Midwifery Student Allowances (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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4.—(1) The amount of an allowance shall be determined by the Scottish Ministers and may include sums in respect of–

(a)travelling expenses necessarily incurred, or to be incurred, by the holder of the allowance in undertaking the course of education in respect of which the allowance is awarded;

(b)the maintenance of the holder and of any person dependent on the holder during periods of full-time study and during vacations;

(c)other expenses incurred, or to be incurred, by the holder in taking advantage of educational facilities; and

(d)tuition and other fees payable in respect of the holder of the allowance.

(2) An allowance payable to, or in respect of, a person who is eligible for an allowance only by virtue of paragraph 9 of Schedule 1 may include sums only in respect of tuition and other fees payable in respect of that person.

(3) In determining the amount of an allowance, the Scottish Ministers shall take account of the sums, if any, which in accordance with principles determined by them from time to time–

(a)persons dependent on the holder can reasonably be expected to contribute towards their own maintenance; and

(b)the holder’s spouse or civil partner can reasonably be expected to contribute to the holder’s expenses.

(4) The amount of an allowance may be revised at any time if the Scottish Ministers think fit having regard to–

(a)the failure of the holder to comply with the requirements of the allowance;

(b)all the circumstances of the holder and persons dependent on the holder or both as the case may be; or

(c)any error made in determining the amount of, or entitlement to, the allowance.

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