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The Assembly Learning Grants and Loans (Higher Education) (Wales) (No.2) Regulations 2008

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Special Support Grant

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

(2) A new system eligible student qualifies for a special support grant if he or she 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 if he or she 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) The maximum amount of special support grant available in respect of an academic year is—

(a)in the case of a type 1 teacher training student, £1,453;

(b)in the case of a type 2 teacher training student, £2,906;

(c)in the case of a type 3 teacher training student, £1,453; and

(d)in the case of a new system eligible student other than a type 1, type 2 or type 3 teacher training student, £2,906.

(4) A type 1 teacher training student who qualifies for 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 £18,370 or less, he or she receives £1,453;

(b)where the household income exceeds £18,370 but does not exceed £27,852, he or she receives an amount equal to M−(A/2) where M is £1,453 and A is £1 for every £5.86 by which the household income exceeds £18,370; and

(c)where the household income exceeds £27,852, he or she receives £644.

(5) A type 2 teacher training student who qualifies for 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 £18,370 or less, he or she receives £2,906;

(b)where the household income exceeds £18,370 but does not exceed £27,852, he or she receives an amount equal to M−A where M is £2,906 and A is £1 for every £5.86 by which the household income exceeds £18,370; and

(c)where the household income exceeds £27,852, or the student opts when applying for the grant not to provide the information needed to calculate the household income he or she receives £1,288.

(6) A type 3 teacher training student who qualifies for 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 £18,370 or less, he or she receives £1,453;

(b)where the household income exceeds £18,370 but does not exceed £27,852, he or she receives an amount equal to M−A where M is £1,453 and A is £1 for every £11.72 by which the household income exceeds £18,370;

(c)where the household income exceeds £27,852 but does not exceed £39,329, he or she receives an amount equal to RM−A, where RM is £644 and A is £1 for every £18.54 by which the household income exceeds £27,852; and

(d)where the household income exceeds £39,329, no special support grant is payable.

(7) A new system eligible 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 £18,370 or less, he or she receives £2,906;

(b)where the household income exceeds £18,370 but does not exceed £27,852, he or she receives an amount equal to M−A where M is £2,906 and A is £1 for every £5.86 by which the household income exceeds £18,370;

(c)where the household income exceeds £27,852 but does not exceed £39,329, he or she receives an amount equal to RM − A, where RM is £1,288 and A is £1 for every complete £9.27 by which the household income exceeds £27,852;

(d)where the household income exceeds £39,329, no special support grant is payable.

(1)

1992 c 4. 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 are 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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