Is there anybody who can help with Advanced Learner Loan bursary funding queries?
1. Bursary rate 2 £150 funding rules states that to be eligible for this rate the learner could have learner support needs. I have a learner who suffers with Mental health and therefore cannot work full time or cover her general bills whilst attending the course and has a lot of support around her through the NHS and her tutors for this. Can anybody confirm if she would be eligible for this rate and if so what evidence would I need to retain from her to gain this rate?
2. Earnings Adjustment Statement (EAS). I have learners on the Rate 3 bursary for £250 to help support childcare costs, travel and food. The learners childcare costs alone go above £250 a month and I have the evidence to state this. Can we use the EAS to claim the extra support amount they need? I’m reading the 18/19 Advanced Learner Loan funding rules (Number 100) and this is leading me to believe I can. Can anybody confirm this?