At the moment I live with my step dad and mum (and will be doing so up until I go to uni).
I'm a little confused as to what my "household income" would entail as:
- My mum & her partner live together with me (been together for 7 years)
- My mum recently lost her job due to funding cuts (which was minimum wage, minimal hours)
- My mum & her partner are not married
- My step-father has not adopted me
- My mum is in receipt of child support from my dad
- My step-dad was going to retire before my mum was made redundant, may still do so by the time I leave, if she can find another job and make up the deficit
- My step-dad owns the house but my mum pays the bills
When filling out applications for student finance, what is my household income?
My mum only?
Mum + step-dad?
Mum + dad?
Mum + dad + step-dad?
My parents divorced in 2005. Thanks!
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Last edited by Scitty; 02-02-2016 at 10:39.
- 02-02-2016 10:38
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- 03-02-2016 17:54
Depending on their income, parents may have to contribute towardsthe living costs of their student children. If you’re a dependent student(refer to page 27 to see whether you’re a dependent or an independentstudent), the income of your parents will be assessed. If your parentsare separated or divorced, we’ll take the income of whichever parentyou’re financially dependent on. We’ll ignore the income of the otherparent as well as £1,130 for any child who is totally, or mainly financiallydependent on you or your partner.
A parent’s ‘partner’ means one of the following:
• a spouse (husband or wife)
• a civil partner
• a person ordinarily living with the parent as his or her spouse
• a person ordinarily living with the parent as his or her civil partner
From this ^ it seems they will consider whoever it is you live with, your mother and her partner I would think!
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- 05-02-2016 11:51
The household income is simply the parent and if applicable, partner living in the household. This would be your mother and step dad.
We will ask them to declare their household income to assess you.