Claiming benefits while looking for work

Most full time students can not claim benefits while they are looking for work, however there are some exceptions. If you think you may have an ‘underlying entitlement to benefits’ the Advice Team at the University can tell you more about what you may be able to claim.

When you have completed your course, if you are looking for work you may be able to claim benefits while you are looking for work. The date you can claim from may be earlier than you think; you do not have to wait for your final results. Once you have actively completed your course, sat your last exam or submitted your final assignment etc you may be able to make an application. The Advice Team at the University can give you specialist detailed advice in confidence.

Please follow the link to read more information about claiming benefits while looking for work