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    Okay, so I'm applying for student finance and I've reached the part where you apply for a higher amount of maintenance loan based on your household income. However, while my mother does have a partner (engaged) who lives with us he will not be contributing in any way towards my survival at university.

    So, my question is what should I put into the application? Should I say my mother is single and so only her income would be sent in? Should he say his income is £0 so as to not prevent me from getting any additional money?

    The low-down is that my mother's fiancé contributes to the household income but due to having kids of his own will not be contributing to my maintenance at university (and with me moving out I need all the money I can get). So basically, how would I go about doing this so I don't get a much lesser/not at all increased maintenance loan, seeing as I'm not actually benefiting in any way from his income?
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    (Original post by DannyWH)
    Okay, so I'm applying for student finance and I've reached the part where you apply for a higher amount of maintenance loan based on your household income. However, while my mother does have a partner (engaged) who lives with us he will not be contributing in any way towards my survival at university.

    So, my question is what should I put into the application? Should I say my mother is single and so only her income would be sent in? Should he say his income is £0 so as to not prevent me from getting any additional money?

    The low-down is that my mother's fiancé contributes to the household income but due to having kids of his own will not be contributing to my maintenance at university (and with me moving out I need all the money I can get). So basically, how would I go about doing this so I don't get a much lesser/not at all increased maintenance loan, seeing as I'm not actually benefiting in any way from his income?
    It's very likely that SFE will consider your mum's fiance as part of your parental household. PLEASE don't get him to lie about his income - SFE check with HMRC and so he'll get into all sorts of trouble for lying.

    His other children will be taken into account when assessing your household income
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    (Original post by DannyWH)
    Okay, so I'm applying for student finance and I've reached the part where you apply for a higher amount of maintenance loan based on your household income. However, while my mother does have a partner (engaged) who lives with us he will not be contributing in any way towards my survival at university.

    So, my question is what should I put into the application? Should I say my mother is single and so only her income would be sent in? Should he say his income is £0 so as to not prevent me from getting any additional money?

    The low-down is that my mother's fiancé contributes to the household income but due to having kids of his own will not be contributing to my maintenance at university (and with me moving out I need all the money I can get). So basically, how would I go about doing this so I don't get a much lesser/not at all increased maintenance loan, seeing as I'm not actually benefiting in any way from his income?
    Hi DannyWH

    If your mums partner lives with her, you must declare this and include his household income. Please ask any sponsors to put their income down as accurate as possible as we do send it to HMRC for confirmation and if it does not match up we will require evidence to be sent in.

    Thanks
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    Hi DannyWH

    If your mums partner lives with her, you must declare this and include his household income. Please ask any sponsors to put their income down as accurate as possible as we do send it to HMRC for confirmation and if it does not match up we will require evidence to be sent in.

    Thanks
    Okay, will do!
    The only thing I take issue with is you saying I should ask sponsors to put their income down, as my mothers partner will not be one.

    But alas, ce'st la vie,we'll see how it goes! Thank you both for responding
 
 
 
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