What is the Adult Dependants' Grant for students? The bursary is for full-time students in higher education with an adult who depends on them for financial support.
DEPENDANTS' GRANTS: You can apply for an Adult Dependants Grant and get up to:
• £2,834 for the academic year 2017 to 2018.
• £2,757 for the academic year 2016 to 2017.
Extra money from the Adult Dependants' Grant gets paid on top of regular student finance packages.
You do not need to pay back money from an Adult Dependants Grant. The total amount you can get will depend on:
As a rule, 3 separate instalments get paid straight into your bank account. Adult Dependants Grant payments go in at the beginning of each term through the academic year.
Note: The Adult Dependant Grant affects many income-related benefits and tax credits.
As a rule the adult dependant would be a member of your family. That can include your spouse, partner, or your civil partner. But, grown up children cannot count as adult dependants for the Adult Dependant Grant.
Note: An unmarried partner must be over 25 years old to qualify as an adult dependant.
If the dependant adult is also studying and receiving student finance, you cannot get the Adult Dependants' Grant for that person.
In cases where they apply for student finance:
You cannot claim Adult Dependants' Grant for an adult dependant with a net annual income of over £3,796.
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Adult Dependants Grant Form for Students with a Dependent Adult in the United Kingdom