I am 19 (turning 20 in January) and started Veterinary Nursing in September 2015. At the time of starting I was living at home, then circumstances changed and I have now been living independently for around 6 months.
As I have already applied for finance for the educational year 16-17 I am still classed as dependent. But when i turn 20 in January, I will have been officially supporting myself financially for 3 years, although this will be 3 years in total and not prior to starting the course, but 3 years prior to re-applying for finance of the education year 17-18.
I am just wondering can I be classed as independent from this, and if not is there any way around my situation, as my parents refuse to aid me with finance?
Thank you, and I
...when I could get more on benefits?