If you are responsible for a child, as a full time student you can still claim Child Benefit.
You can get Tax Credits even if you are a full-time student.
If you or your partner are working and have a fairly low income, you may get Working Tax Credit; however, in some case you need to be aged 25 or over. How many hours you need to work will depend on your circumstances,
If you are responsible for children as a lone parent or as a member of a couple, you may get Child Tax Credit.
See the Turn2Us Working Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit information guides for full details about who can claim. Most student support income is ignored but some additional payments may count as income.
Dennis Turner Fund (DTF)
The Dennis Turner Fund was set up by the University of Wolverhampton following the withdrawal by the Government of the ring-fenced Access to Learning Fund.
The new Fund was named in the memory of Lord Bilston, former Wolverhampton MP Dennis Turner, with kind agreement of his family.
The application is means-tested but if successful, most awards made will be non-repayable.
The following groups are priorities for support from the DTF:
- Students with children
- Disabled students (especially where DSA is unable to meet particular costs)
- Students who have entered higher education from care for the period of time spanning their 16th birthday (regardless of age now)
- Students who are 18 to 24 and have no communicative relationship with either living biological parent, or often their wider family
- Students from Foyers or who are homeless
- Students from low income families
- Students receiving the final year loan rate
Find out more www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/ or apply directly through your University e:vision account, via the Fees and Bursaries tab.