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Esa and studying please help
Hello, i currently am on ESA Income related Severe disability premium and PIP High Rate, i have returned to study for a 1 year course in college to get me the qualifications to get into uni next year, it’s called an access course, i have to apply for an advance learner loan for 3022.00 and i have filled in the pn1 form it saying im entitled to loans and grants but i am very confused? if i take a student loan will i lose my esa, I still am unfit to work I have uncontrollable epilepsy and non epileptic epilepsy dissociative seizures, so if so i dont want to do that as im entitled to the esa and i dont want to get into debt with student finance england for my loans, As this is only a further education course and not classed as higher education, as if i pass the course (its an access course) when i go to uni they wipe the £3022 advance learner loan which student finance pays directly to the college I have only applied for a DSA disabled student allowance, im only concerned as i need additional support from the college i dont know if i have filled out the correct forms but as i said i dont want to lose my esa so does anyone know can you study full time and still get Esa? as im entitled to it as i have between 3-15 epileptic sezuires per week and i have anxiety and PTSD, I currently am taking legal action against my family member I have developed trauma epilepsy from being sexually abused as a child by a family member and having a bad upbringing as my mother and father were alcoholics and drug addicts and my social worker was struck off for child negligence, I have had a hard life but I would love to get a law degree, hence I am trying my best to learn, so can I get my Esa still I have been on it for the past 5 years and it’s the income related Esa severe disability premium same with my pip I got a ten year award when I was last accessed last year, as I have problems also with incontiency due to blackouts and sezuires it effects my Bowls. can anyone reccomend even anyone i can call for advice, thanks