16 to 19 Bursary Fund: vulnerable student claims

16 to 19 Bursary Fund vulnerable student claim forms need to be submitted to the Learner Support Service (LSS) before the end of the academic year.

Institutions should draw down funding for vulnerable students from the LSS as soon as they assess a student as being in one of the four defined vulnerable groups:

  • in care
  • care leaver
  • in receipt of Income Support or in receipt of Universal Credit in place of Income Support
  • in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or in receipt of ESA and Personal Independence Payments (PIP)

Please read the guidance notes accompanying the form before completion. Detailed explanations of the vulnerable groups are set out in the 16 to 19 Bursary Fund guide for the 2013 to 2014 academic year.


For more advice or information, call LSS on 0300 303 8610 or visit the  website


Published: 15/05/2014
Audience: School Business Managers and Heads of Post 16
Contact: Alistair Marshall

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