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Child Dependants Allowance

Information for how parents can claim Child Dependants Allowance (CDA).

Eligible students who undertake a full time course will be able to claim a set amount of £1,000.00 per academic year. This is available to new students who have parental responsibility for a child who is:

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

This grant will not affect your access to child support or other means of funding through your higher education provider or other sources.

Payments will be made in three termly instalments.

Students who are on eligible part-time courses will be able to apply for CDA and the amount you receive will be on a pro-rata basis.

Useful information

You will be able to apply for CDA from 1 November 2017. Further information regarding CDA including how to apply will be available in due course.