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Northern Ireland - Apply for Parent Learning Allowance

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You can apply for a Parents Learning Allowance on the same application as for your other financial support.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form
  • Your childs original long birth certificate
  • Your most recent Tax Credit award notice or Child Benefit letter.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Student Finance Northern Ireland

Telephone Enquiries

  • Phone: 0300 100 0077
  • Minicom: 0300 100 0625 You must have access to a Minicom device in order to use this service

Opening hours
Monday to Friday - 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
Saturday and Sunday - 9.00 am to 4.00 pm




Parents Learning Allowance is offered to students with dependent children


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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

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Parents Learning Allowance: This type of allowance is intended to help students with dependent children with any course-related costs. You do not need to pay it back. The amount you can get depends on your circumstances. You could receive between 50 and 1,538 for the year. The allowance is usually in three instalments, one at the start of each term, direct to your bank account.

You can apply for Parents Learning Allowance even if you do not get the Childcare Grant.

Note: Single parents can also apply for a Special Support Grant and Parents Learning Allowance. You should send your childs original long birth certificate and your most recent Tax Credit award notice or Child Benefit letter. Jobs and Benefits office do not count Parents Learning Allowance when working out your other benefits so you do not have to choose between Parents Learning Allowance and those other benefits.

Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Need for the Document[edit]

Parents' Learning Allowance helps students with dependent children with course-related costs.

Following is a procedure on how you can apply for a Parents Learning Allowance.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

  • Student Finance Northern Ireland - Website:,1268367&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL#section2



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