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    At current I am living with my parents, I have plans to go to uni next September and rent a studio flat. Initially I was planning to do this for 9 months and claim I am living with parents (outside term time) and therefore am dependant on them. But now I am thinking I maybe able to claim I live in the studio permanently and claim I am not dependant on my parents.
    Is is possible to claim I am not living at home, even if I am only 19 and haven't lived alone before?
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    It doesnt work like that unfortunately, unless you've been living independently from you parents for a number of years you will still be classed as 'dependant' on them for the purposes of student finance.
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    You need to have been independent for 3 years to qualify as independent or over 25. You will be assessed off your parents' incomes now.
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    Why do you want to be classed as independent?
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    (Original post by ash-corbett-collins)
    Why do you want to be classed as independent?

    $$$
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    (Original post by ash-corbett-collins)
    Why do you want to be classed as independent?
    you get the maximum loan.
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    It's a bloody mission to be classed as independent. I left home in 2005 and have JUST managed to prove to student finance that I am not dependent on my father.
 
 
 
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