During my first year at uni my familys income was within the £0-25,000 threshold, which meant that I acquired the full maintenance grant. The second year however, they worked out that our income has passed the £45,000 threshold, and now I receive no grant, plus no more lower tuition fees, meaning that I am missing out on nearly £6,000 which I was entitled to the first year. They say it is due to a lump sum my mother got when she retired but we are struggling to provide evidence of this and have sent everything we could. I am struggling to pay for rent/food and find it unfair that I lose out on this much. Is there anything else I could do or is there any advice I could get? Is an appeal necessary?
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Does my Mothers lump sum fee get included in Student Finance's Evidence? watch
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- 21-01-2015 20:56
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- 22-01-2015 11:21
The lump sum would be counted if it was taxable, however for your current academic year, we would have based the assessment on your family's finances from 12/13 - was this the year your mother received her lump sum?
If the household income has since dropped by at least 15%, we can assess you based on your estimated household income for the current tax year.
You can do this by getting your parents to fill out a current year income form and sending that into us for reassessment: