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    Hi all

    if so how does the whole student finance, parental income work??

    Thanks!
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    Are you living away from your parents by choice?
    How long have you lived with your grandparents?
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    (Original post by hypocriticaljap)
    Are you living away from your parents by choice?
    How long have you lived with your grandparents?
    I have fallen out with my dad and step mum, and my mum is dead.

    I have just moved there
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    I've lived with my grandparents my whole life, but my parents still count for income assessment which is a *****, I lose out on loads... *sigh*
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    I've heard of people "living" with grandparents to get EMA, so it obviously works for that. Not sure abuot student loans though - I think parental income will still count, unless you can prove you are estranged from them - ie have no contact for a year. I haven't lived with my Dad for 5 years (I'm 24) and live nearly 100 miles from him, with my partner of 4 years, but when applying for student finance this year they still automatically ask for my Dad's income. Bloody madness.
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    (Original post by modgepodge)
    I've heard of people "living" with grandparents to get EMA, so it obviously works for that. Not sure abuot student loans though - I think parental income will still count, unless you can prove you are estranged from them - ie have no contact for a year. I haven't lived with my Dad for 5 years (I'm 24) and live nearly 100 miles from him, with my partner of 4 years, but when applying for student finance this year they still automatically ask for my Dad's income. Bloody madness.
    Surely that would count as you being self sufficient for over 3 years though? I thought you could put your own income only based on that.
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    (Original post by T.I.)
    I have fallen out with my dad and step mum, and my mum is dead.

    I have just moved there
    You assessment will go off your parents income until you have lived away for 3 years or reach the age of 25. Proving estrangement is not as simple as saying you've fallen out.
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    (Original post by aleathiel)
    Surely that would count as you being self sufficient for over 3 years though? I thought you could put your own income only based on that.
    I have eventually managed to do that. Part of the time I was a student though, so had no job to put down - apparently being supported by the government in the form of a loan (ie you'll pay it back) is not supporting yourself, but claiming benefits (which will not be paid back) does. Very odd! It was a bit of a mission as I only JUST had 3 years of work.
 
 
 
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