Adult Dependants’ Grant


The Adult Dependants’ Grant (ADG) is extra financial help intended to cover some additional costs you may have with adult dependant.

Continue reading for more information or go straight to how to apply.

How much can you get?

The maximum amount you can get for Adult Dependants’ Grant is £2,049 per year. This is doesn't need to be paid back unless you’ve been overpaid.

You can only apply for Adult Dependants’ Grant if you have a partner or another adult who is financially dependent on you.

You can only apply for this grant for one adult dependant. If you have more than one adult dependant you will still only receive the Adult Dependants’ Grant once.

The amount of Adult Dependants' Grant available to you depends on your income, that of your partner and any other dependants. Your entitlement also depends on your course intensity.

Course intensity:Maximum Adult Dependants' Grant available:

50%-59%

£1,366

60%-74%

£1,639.20

75% or more

£2,049

How is it paid?

Adult Dependants’ Grant is paid directly into your bank account each term.

How to apply?

The form you need to complete in academic year 2016/17 depends on you being a:

Continuing student

To apply for Adult Dependants’ Grant you need to complete two forms:

If you started your course on or after the 1st of September 2014, you’ll need to complete the:

  1. Tuition Fee Loan and Grant application form for continuing part-time students 2016/17 (PTLC) (PDF 37.1kB)
    PTLC application notes
  2. Part-Time Grants for Dependants 2016/17 (PTGFD) (PDF 657kB)

If you started your course before the 1st of September 2014, you’ll need to complete the:

  1. Grant application form for continuing part-time students 2016/17 (PTGC) (PDF 709kB);
    PTGC application notes
  2. Part-Time Grants for Dependants 2016/17 (PTGFD) (PDF 657kB)

You will also need to supply the following evidence:

  • A marriage certificate (if you’re under 25 and claiming for a spouse).
  • A letter explaining why the adult is dependent on you.
  • A P60 showing their earnings.

Section 3 of the PTGFD form must be completed by your university or college when you start your course. You can either return it:

  • as part of the PTGFD if you’re about to start; or
  • separately from the PTGFD if you’re applying before your course starts (this allows your application to be progressed).

When this has been processed you'll be issued with a new assessment.

You only need to complete the PTGFD once, to be assessed for both Parents’ Learning Allowance and Adult Dependants’ Grant. It must also be completed if you intend to apply for support with childcare costs.

Continuing student with no previous application for finance

To apply for Adult Dependants’ Grant you need to complete two forms.

  1. Tuition Fee Loan and Grant application form for new part-time students 2016/17 (PTL1) (PDF 842kB)
    PTL1 application notes
  2. Part-Time Grants for Dependants 2016/17 (PTGFD) (PDF 657kB)

If you started your course before the 1st of September 2014, you’ll need to complete the:

  1. Grant application form for part-time students 2016/17 (PTGN) (PDF 285kB);
    PTGN application notes
  2. Part-Time Grants for Dependants 2016/17 (PTGFD)(PDF 657kB)

You will also need to supply the following evidence:

  • A marriage certificate (if you’re under 25 and claiming for a spouse).
  • A letter explaining why the adult is dependent on you.
  • A P60 showing their earnings.

Section 3 of the PTGFD form must be completed by your university or college when you start your course. You can either return it:

  • as part of the PTGFD if you’re about to start; or
  • separately from the PTGFD if you’re applying before your course starts (this allows your application to be progressed).

When this has been processed you'll be issued with a new assessment.

You only need to complete the PTGFD once, to be assessed for both Parents' Learning Allowance and Adult Dependants’ Grant. It must also be completed if you intend to apply for support with childcare costs.

Where to send your application

You should send all forms and supporting documentation to Student Finance Wales

Grant overpayments

The Adult Dependants’ Grant doesn't have to be paid back unless you’ve been overpaid. This can happen if you leave your course, overestimate your financial commitments or there’s a change in your circumstances which results in an overpayment.

If you’ve been overpaid:

  • during your studies – then any grant overpayment will be deducted from your future grant instalments.
  • after your studies – then you’ll need to repay the overpaid amount of the grant. We’ll contact you to arrange repayment.





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