Assessing Student Claims for Housing Benefit Course

Delivered Live-Online

Learn how to deal with student claims accurately and with confidence.

This course covers all the regulations relating to student claims and explains how to correctly calculate student income. This course has been written by our experts who have over 25 years experience in local authority legislation.

What will I learn?

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define the term ‘student’
  • Identify which categories of students are eligible to claim HB
  • Define the meaning of the academic year in accordance with legislation
  • Understand the types of student income that is fully disregarded for HB purposes
  • Correctly calculate net weekly student income for HB purposes
  • Correctly calculate net weekly healthcare student income for HB purposes

This live online course is available as a scheduled course or on demand for your organisation only. Each course will be delivered with a maximum of 12 delegates.

Who should take this course?

The course is designed for benefit assessment officers, appeals officers and team leaders who would like to know how to assess claims for students. We recommend that you are confident at assessing the more common types of claim first, before learning this specialist area.


The cost of this 1 day scheduled course is £175 plus VAT per delegate. If you book three places or more, you get the fourth place free! Please get in touch for a quote if you'd like to book a live online course date for your organisation only.

Course Plan

Scheduled or On-demand 

Next running: December 2020

1 day live online course

  • Eligible and non-eligible students
  • Student nurses
  • Students with two homes
  • Rent liability
  • Council Tax
  • Further education
  • Higher education
  • Healthcare
  • Initial teacher training
  • Social work
  • Postgraduates
  • Miscellaneous income
  • Disabled students
  • The academic year
  • The period of study
  • Disregards
  • Assessing loans
  • Application of the loan
  • Step-by-step guide
  • Assessing healthcare students