Child Dependants Allowance

Students meeting the eligibility for Parental Support can claim a set amount of £2,000 per academic year.

Parental Support (formerly known as Child Dependants Allowance) is available to students who have parental responsibility for a child who is either:

  • under the age of 15 years
  • under 17 years if the child is registered with special educational needs

Parental responsibility means someone who is either a parent or has the same legal rights, duties, powers and responsibilities as a parent for a child.

Further details of the eligibility criteria how to claim this grant can be found on the NHS website.