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    I am due to start my degree in Sept 2013 (im a mature student aged 38) and have just received my loan details in the post. I notice that I have not been granted the Parent Learning Allowance. I do not require childcare as my child will be at school but I am confused as to why I didnt get the parent learning allowance in any way! I was sent a form to fill in for childcare but did not return this as I dont require it. I have had nothing sent regarding the parent learning.

    Can you help?
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    Hi Kayte,

    Did you indicate on your application that you have child dependants?

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    Mark-Lee
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    (Original post by Mark Lee - SFE Official Adviser)
    Hi Kayte,

    Did you indicate on your application that you have child dependants?

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    Mark-Lee
    Yes I did (and I imagine I would not have been sent a form for childcare if it hadnt registered that I had!)
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    Hi again Kayte,

    Good point.

    I would be correct to presume that you haven't been asked to send in your child's birth certificate or your child benefit/tax credit details yet?

    If you can send me you Customer Referene number by private message I'll take a look at this for you.

    Thanks,
    Mark
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    Not as far as Im aware no - it would run out today (5th April) as we dont yet have a new one sent out - I sent in my partners p60 got the adult dependants grant as he will be dependant on me (he is currently on ESA) but my award had this at 0 so I assume I didnt get that due to him working 2010/11 :-( I will PM you my customer ref
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    Hi Kay,

    I've checked your application and you have included your son on the application. One of the questions asks

    'Will you have care of a person under the age of 18 on the first day of academic year 2013/14?' which you've answered no to. This is why we haven't assessed your for Parental Learning Allowance.

    Don't worry you can get this changed by filling in this form: http://bit.ly/153wcH9

    If you can send this back to us with a short cover note stating that you wish to apply for PLA and also a copy of your son's Birth Certificate and your most recent Tax Credit Award Notice or Child Benefit letter we will reassess you.

    Hope this helps,
    Mark-Lee
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    Is it possible to have this form sent out to me as I dont have a working printer at present?

    Thanks

    Kayte
 
 
 
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