The rules on claiming these benefits change from time to time. Check the Government website for latest details. www.gov.uk
You can contact an adviser through the free Help to Claim free phone service 0800 144 844 Advisers in England are available 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday.
Or online https:/www.citizensadvice.org.uk/helptoclaim
· Passport benefits
Charitable Trust funding
A fund which can provide emergency grants to those who are destitute (up to a maximum of £120): Fund for Human Need
· When am I allowed to work?
· What are my rights at work?
· Can I claim any benefits whilst I am in work?
● Can I study at college whilst claiming asylum?
● Can I study at university whilst claiming asylum?
Yes! See here for more details: Applying for University
· Can study whilst claiming benefits?
Not usually, but there are some circumstances where you can. See here for more details.
· What funding and/or loans are available to me?
For a full list of funds that you might be eligible to apply for, see Student Action for Refugees: STAR
Up to £1000 to fund educational costs, including college fees, travel, or professional membership costs: Ruth Hayman Trust
Here are a list of scholarships available to asylum seekers, refugees, and those with leave to remain: Scholarships for the 2021/22 academic year
For those under 28 and interested in health and social care degrees, see: Westheimer Scholarship
For those under 28 wanting to pursue any course up to undergraduate level: Hope For The Young
For those those with an asylum seeking background wanting to study at postgraduate level: The Marks Family Charitable Foundation
· How can I find extra funding
· Training courses (bootcamp type things)
· Community groups and activities
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