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    Hi everyone,

    I had a student loan from slc back in 2007 when I started University.

    Since then I had been making regular PAYE automatic payments while I was working in England.

    In 2013 I moved to America and froze my payments until I found a job. I then found a job (yay) and contacted them to start making repayments again (I have been making 61 GBP payments each month since then.)

    Today I rerieved a letter from the student loan company with a new overseas payment schedule for April 2016 to June 2016 (?)

    'At the end of each tax year, the threshold we use to calculate your monthly repayment changes in line with the UK Retail Price Index (RPI) and Price of Living Index (PLI).'

    My payment has gone from

    July 2015 Until March 2016 = 61 GBP.
    April 2016 Until June 2016 = 87 GBP.

    How the hell is a 40 percent increase in monthly payment amount justified? Thats crazy... is this the same for everyone?

    Sorry I am venting but I cant currently speak to any of them on the phone with the time differences.

    I've always tried to be straight with them and let them know every detail of when I was moving to USA and re-contacted them as soon as I found work to set up repayments... **** like this just makes me want to tell them to **** off.
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    (Original post by LukeBlueSky)
    Hi everyone,

    I had a student loan from slc back in 2007 when I started University.

    Since then I had been making regular PAYE automatic payments while I was working in England.

    In 2013 I moved to America and froze my payments until I found a job. I then found a job (yay) and contacted them to start making repayments again (I have been making 61 GBP payments each month since then.)

    Today I rerieved a letter from the student loan company with a new overseas payment schedule for April 2016 to June 2016 (?)

    'At the end of each tax year, the threshold we use to calculate your monthly repayment changes in line with the UK Retail Price Index (RPI) and Price of Living Index (PLI).'

    My payment has gone from

    July 2015 Until March 2016 = 61 GBP.
    April 2016 Until June 2016 = 87 GBP.

    How the hell is a 40 percent increase in monthly payment amount justified? Thats crazy... is this the same for everyone?

    Sorry I am venting but I cant currently speak to any of them on the phone with the time differences.

    I've always tried to be straight with them and let them know every detail of when I was moving to USA and re-contacted them as soon as I found work to set up repayments... **** like this just makes me want to tell them to **** off.

    It's rubbish but it's a combination of exchange rates and the calculated comparable cost of living in other countries that makes overseas repayments very volatile. SLC always find in their own favour/overegg things their way rather than end up with slightly lower repayments if they can
 
 
 

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