Assessing Student Claims for Housing Benefit

Delivered Live Online

Next Running

Sep 2021 TBC


One day course


Delivered live online by a trainer


£195 plus VAT

Assessing Student Claims for Housing Benefit

Course Outline

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.

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.

What you'll 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

Who's it for?

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.

How it's delivered: 

This course is delivered ‘live on-line’ with a trainer and can be accessed via a PC, Mac or Tablet. With live online, you can interact, ask questions and practice new skills – all without leaving your desk! Perfect for dispersed teams working from home.  


The scheduled course costs £195 plus VAT per delegate. If you book four places or more, you get 20% off the total price.   

Please get in touch for a quote if you would like to book this live online course for your organisation only.

  • 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