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refusing student loan and deprivation of income

 

Ruth Knox
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We have on a number of occasions come across students who refuse loans for religious reasons and, although able to claim an income-related benefit - children, partner, disabled etc - are refused on the basis that they have deliberately deprived themselves of income.  In our most recent case, we have a couple with three children, the partner works for a few hours and could in principle apply for JSA for himself and his wife.  Will this be turned down?  I can’t find any case law on this.  Thanks Ruth

     
Jon (CHDCA)
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CH/4429/2006 was cited in this thread, I haven’t personally noticed any developments since then:

https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/forums/viewthread/5489/

     
Ruth Knox
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Thank you Jon. I’ve just realised that it was my organisation which posted the earlier thread!  Ruth