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    Hi,

    i applied for student support quite a while back but only recently realised i was not recieving the proper amount of loan payments quite recently. This i found out was because i was not being income assessed.
    So, i get a statement of earnings from HMR&C, send that off and i'm told it's been scanned and the assessors are dealing with it.

    Just a few questions here,
    1) What exactly are they assessing and why does it take 5 working days to properly digest the information i've provided them on the one page of paper i provided?

    2) When i sent off my PN1 form last year when applying for student finance, i didnt send off the section 9 (i think it's section 9, i basically mean the section where you fill in if you're a dependant student and need your parents to fill in their income details). I didnt send this off because i was told that because i am 25, i would automatically be classed as an independant student and wouldn't need to provide proof of income. Of course that was wrong, and i have since sent off my proof of income for the previous 3 tax years.
    Is the fact that this section is missing from my application going to be a problem at all?
    I haven't been told that it will be by any telephone operator, but then again they haven't mentioned it at all.

    Thanks for your time, appreciate all feedback here
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    They're assessing your eligibility to receive student financial support which is complex and based on a huge number of regulations. The reason it takes time is that there are a huge number of applications to get through.

    If you are over 25 and single you will most certainly be classed as an independent student - there is no need to provide evidence of your income in this case. I suggest calling SFE and explaining this to them, then they can hopefully pass it so your application can be correctly assessed.

    Kind regards.
 
 
 
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