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PART 4FINANCIAL SUPPORT

CHAPTER 2SUPPLEMENTARY GRANTS

Calculations

24.—(1) Subject to the following paragraphs, the amount payable in respect of a particular element of the grant for dependants for which an eligible student qualifies under regulations 21 to 23 is the amount of that element remaining after applying, until it is extinguished or no element remains payable under regulations 21 to 23, an amount equal to (AB) as follows and in the following order—

(a)to reduce the basic amount of the adult dependants' grant where the eligible student qualifies for that element under regulation 21; and

(b)to reduce the basic amount of parents' learning allowance where the eligible student qualifies for that element under regulation 23.

(2) Subject to paragraphs (4) and (5), where B is greater than or equal to A, the basic amount of each element of the grant for dependants for which the eligible student qualifies is payable.

(3) Where (AB) is equal to or exceeds the aggregate of the basic amounts of the elements of the grant for dependants for which the eligible student qualifies, the amount payable in respect of each element is nil.

(4) The amount of adult dependants' grant calculated under paragraph (1) is reduced in respect of an adult dependant by one half where—

(a)the student’s partner—

(i)is an eligible student; or

(ii)holds a statutory award; and

(b)account is taken of that partner’s dependants in calculating the amount of support for which that partner qualifies or the payment to which he or she is entitled under the statutory award.

(5) Where the amount of the parents' learning allowance calculated under paragraph (1) is £0.01 or more but less than £50, the amount of parents' learning allowance payable is £50.

(6) For the purposes of this regulation—