The course is an NHS full time professional training course, and i will be receiving (hopefully) an NHS bursary to help me. I'm unsure though, whether i can claim either Income Support or tax credits during this time? Have tried calling both NHS and Inland revenue but neither were sure!!
no, you dont pay it back. But its not enough for us to live on; my mortgage is 900 a month! And as the course is full time, i wouldnt be working, and i have no partner. At the moment we live off nearly 26k and even then its a struggle.
I earn about £8k a year and with two children am getting about £100/week tax credits. Don't think I am entitled to income support although tax credits person said I should claim it as the worst they can say is no (which I found quite funny).
Not sure about council tax benefit (am applying for housing benefit and council tax benefit but house is rented).
AFAIK the bursary isn't taken into account for tax credits but i was told i couldn't claim hb as my bursary was counted. in order to claim help for child care costs i have to work 16hrs/wk to get working tax credit and claim the child care element.
bursary is £500/mth but because i get tax credits it knocks me juuuust over. so i have to pay full rent. by the time i've paid for child care etc i have £60-70/mth for bits and bobs. bit crap when something breaks or both DCs need stuff.
oh well, just till october then i'll be qualified..... hope i get a job cos if not i'll be £500/mth down before i even start
i have 2 DC. it's the extras that cost. we only get a % of travel expenses reinbursed and tbh childcare is my biggest cost because i have to pay unsociable hours when i'm on placement. depending on my placement area i have been known to leave the house at 5:30 am to travel, work shift from 7:30-20:30 and be back for 10pm so you can imagine how much that costs. although i have people who will help out where they can, some days it just doesn't work out....
Prince, i know! and it's for working at the coal face. could be worse though.....nursing bursaries are going so it's going to be even harder to do the training even if you are hugely motivated etc. the course i'm on leaves very little time to do paid work because we don't get the long holidays that other students do.