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Document What is Parent Learning Allowance (PLA) and which students are entitled to apply for it?

Parent Learning Allowance (PLA) is a means tested allowance which is payable to students with dependent children.

You must apply and be assessed for Dependants Allowance before PLA can be awarded.

If you have a spouse, civil partner or partner who is also an NHS funded student, PLA can either be paid to you in full or your partner in full or paid to both of you at half of the full rate each.
 
If you have a partner who is a non NHS funded student, PLA would be paid to you at the full rate, if you qualify for it after means testing.
 
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