So, recently my mother has moved in with her partner meaning that instead of my student finance being based on just her, it is now being based on him as well. I dint class him as my step dad nor have i ever classed him as my step dad. Since moving away from home, my mother has never helped me out finacially because she cant afford it. Meaning i have been relying soley on jobs i have had whilst at university on and off. I have also been relying on my grandfather to help me out as and when he can.
I dont feel comfortable with him supporting my application as i don't speak to him and never really have done.
My mother no longer lives at the address that i had lived at throughout my childhood and when i go back home to visit, i am not welcone to stop at my mum's and her partners house therefore i stop at my grandmothers house.
I know that i can't apply as an independant student as i don't have 3 years worth of consecutive wage slips to prove that i have been fending for myself for the past year. I am also only 23 and for some reason, am not classed as being independant as i am not over 25.
This whole situation is seriously hindering my chances and jepordising me actually staying at university and carrying on with my studies.
I just wondered if anyone at all could suggest anything that i can do, I've rang up student finance and they dont seem to understand people that don't actually have a normal, happy family.
Mum has just moved in with partner who I don't speak to and never have.
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