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The Education (Student Support) (Wales) Regulations 2018

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CHAPTER 2ADULT DEPENDANTS GRANT

Adult dependants grant

71.—(1) An eligible student qualifies for an adult dependants grant in respect of only one of the following persons—

(a)the student’s partner;

(b)an adult dependant of the student.

(2) But an eligible student does not qualify for an adult dependants grant if one of the following exceptions applies—

Exception 1

Where the eligible student is applying in respect of an adult dependant (“A”)—

(a)A’s net income for the current academic year exceeds £3,923, or

(b)A is—

(i)the spouse or civil partner of the eligible student’s partner (including a spouse or civil partner from whom the student’s partner is separated), or

(ii)the former partner of the eligible student’s partner.

Exception 2

Where the eligible student is applying in respect of the student’s partner “(P)”—

(a)the eligible student is, in the opinion of the Welsh Ministers, separated from P, or

(b)P is ordinarily living outside the United Kingdom and is not maintained by the eligible student.

Maximum amount of adult dependants grant

72.—(1) In Table 11, Column 2 sets out the maximum amount of adult dependants grant payable in respect of an academic year in the corresponding entry in Column 1.

(2) But where the person in respect of whom the eligible student is applying is ordinarily resident outside the United Kingdom, the amount of adult dependants grant payable is an amount, not exceeding the maximum amount, which the Welsh Ministers consider reasonable in the circumstances.

Table 11

Column 1

Academic year

Column 2

Maximum amount of adult dependants grant

Beginning on or after 1 September 2018£2,732

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