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Basically my girlfriend is at uni,

But it's finished because of covid.

So shes got a studen Loan which isn't a lot to last till September atleast, can't get work either because of covid and where we live is small most jobs are gone


Just curious if she can get universal credit or something else ?

Any idea??
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She's entitled to universal credit.. if she's not working and the current loan isn't ongoing, then she's allowed it.
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I know here in Ireland if we lost or job or let off for abit we can apply for Covid19 unemployment benefit! Which gives me 410 every week.. And 4 of my employees currently have this as I don't have enough work to keep us all going.
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conw4y wroteBasically my girlfriend is at uni,

But it's finished because of covid.

So shes got a studen Loan which isn't a lot to last till September atleast, can't get work either because of covid and where we live is small most jobs are gone


Just curious if she can get universal credit or something else ?

Any idea??


Yeah mate if she isnt working she can get the universal credit. It's not even a hard thing to get onto and they offer you money that day to keep you going. Like I work so I'm not on it but i have been before and it does help you when you are needing it the most bud.

Hope that helped
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She got a 2k loan month or two back

Which has been spent on rent and phone bill and basic living food etc etc


But now she's low, are you sure she can get UC? Will there be weeks and weeks of waiting now or ? Can you sign up and get money quick. She needs money just to stay afloat, bills food etc etc
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conw4y wroteShe got a 2k loan month or two back

Which has been spent on rent and phone bill and basic living food etc etc


But now she's low, are you sure she can get UC? Will there be weeks and weeks of waiting now or ? Can you sign up and get money quick. She needs money just to stay afloat, bills food etc etc


If she is still a student and receiving student loan then she won't be entitled to Universal Credit. Technically till the term ends she is still a student receiving a student loan, just like my girlfriend.

Universities have funds they can give to students who are in financial difficulty, she will need to provide bank statements of the last 3 months or so and they come to a decision on how much she will need for basic living. If you speak to the finance department I am sure they will point you in the right direction.

They may question how come she hasn't asked before and is suddenly in financial difficulty as we are in lockdown and not really spending more than we need to, so be prepared for questions like that if you do go to the university.
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She's spent more

At uni she pays her rent the causal food,


Now she's paying rent agai. Where she's lives but more, food, phone bill and other bills like electric etc et. And the uni year has finished
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This was on the gov website bro I can Dm the whole article so you can read through it


Will you still take student loan repayments if I can't work due to Coronavirus?
It's important to remember that you'll only make repayments to your student loan once you're earning over the repayment threshold for your repayment plan type. This means that if you stop working, or your income drops below the threshold, your repayments will stop too.
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