Student Allowance Transfer Grant
The Student Allowance Transfer Grant is to help if you have a partner or a child and are in hardship because your Student Allowance has stopped and you’re waiting for your benefit to start. This is a one off payment usually made during your stand-down.
General Student Allowance Transfer Grant criteria
You may be able to get it if:
- you're transferring from Student Allowance to a main benefit, and
- you have a partner and your combined income in your stand-down week is under certain limits, or you have a child or children in your care, and
- you are considered to be in hardship, and
- you apply for the grant no later than the week after your course finishes (you have 5 working days starting from the Monday after the week your course finishes).
How to apply
To apply you need to complete a Student Allowance Transfer Grant application. Make sure you apply before your course finishes or in the week after so you don't miss out on the grant.
When you apply online for Unemployment Benefit Student Hardship, the system will determine your eligibility to Student Allowance Transfer Grant at the same time.