Benefits for disabled students

Last updated: 30 October 2017

If you are a full-time student with a long-term illness or disability you may be able to stay on benefits while you are studying.

This factsheet explains the rules allowing you to do so. There are no special rules for part-time students, so if you are claiming benefits because of disability or illness and start studying part-time, then as long as you continue to satisfy the rules for those benefits, your benefits can continue.