Extra money: disability and ill health
Who is this advice guide for?
This advice guide is for ‘home’ undergraduate and postgraduate students who have a disability or ongoing ill health. This includes physical and mental illness. It includes students who are out of attendance and part time postgraduates.
This guide is intended as an introduction to extra money you may be entitled to including welfare benefits and their qualifying conditions. As a student, your income will usually come from a number of different sources to make up a package of support. As a student with a disability or ongoing ill health, you may also be eligible to claim certain extra money. The information may seem complex so you are encouraged to also contact a Welfare Adviser in the Advice and Counselling Service to discuss your options.
If you are an EEA national, the rules for claiming benefits in the UK are complicated, and you are advised to contact a Welfare Adviser in the Advice and Counselling Service if you would like to check your eligibility.
If you are an International Student, you are advised to contact the Queen Mary Disability and Dyslexia Service about your support needs and accessing your course (www.dds.qmul.ac.uk). If you are in the UK with Tier 4 Student immigration permission you cannot usually claim welfare benefits. If you are experiencing financial hardship, please contact a Welfare Adviser in the Advice and Counselling Service.
All students with a disability or ongoing ill health are advised to contact the Queen Mary Disability and Dyslexia Service for advice on support and resources to enable you to access your course.
Law, regulations and policies can change quickly. The information on our website is given in good faith and has been carefully checked but QMUL cannot accept responsibility for any errors or omissions. QMUL is not responsible for the content or reliability of the linked websites which are provided for further information.