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Document Can I claim accommodation costs if I stay with friends or relatives while on placement?

Staying with parents

No. You will not be able to claim accommodation costs if you stay with your parents whilst on placement.

The bursary will be paid at the normal lodgings/London lodgings rate if you move back to parental home for the reason of travelling to placement.

Staying with friends or relatives (not parents)

Yes. This would be classed as non-commercial accommodation.

You will need to provide a signed covering letter from the person you stayed with outlining the dates you stayed with them and the total amount charged.

This guidance still applies if the friend or relative (not parents) are also an NHS Student.

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