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Free Courses

16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

Free because of benefits

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Carer’s Allowance (Part Time courses only)

Certain payments of Income Support (Part Time courses only)

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Personal Independence Payments

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

State Pension

State Pension credit

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension paid to widows whose entitlement arose before 9 April 2001

Widowed Parent's Allowance replaced Widowed Mother's Allowance from 9 April 2001, although WMA is still paid to

Widows whose entitlement arose before 9 April 2001

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)



Reference: Funding Rules Version 2014-15

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