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    Hi,

    I've started my first day at uni today and after speaking to other people here i've come to realise im not getting and childcare grant from SFE!! Now i'm in a panic as without it I'm going to have to quit and I cannot afford £650 childcare fee's! even with my partners wage (which is about 20k ish)

    What can I do apart from quit?!?!?!

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    Have you talked to SFE?
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    No i've only just realise and im at uni now. I will ring them when i get back but I assume they have made their decision?!
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    You definitely wouldn't be eligible for child care grant if your partners income is 20k
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    (Original post by mgdz)
    Did you get to the bottom of this issue?
    Well i've had to cut the childcare from monday-friday to 3 shorter days and my sister is having her the rest of the time i'm there, which isnt deal as shes doing an open uni course herself. Oh well! Thanks for asking
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    (Original post by flowers87)
    Well i've had to cut the childcare from monday-friday to 3 shorter days and my sister is having her the rest of the time i'm there, which isnt deal as shes doing an open uni course herself. Oh well! Thanks for asking
    Could you not get the childcare element of tax credits either? Im in the same predicament so im really paniciking .
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    (Original post by mgdz)
    Could you not get the childcare element of tax credits either? Im in the same predicament so im really paniciking .
    no we dont get tax credits as they said we earnt too much in the last tax year because of my wages as well, even though i havent worked now in over a year because of college and now uni! lol!
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    (Original post by mgdz)
    Could you not get the childcare element of tax credits either? Im in the same predicament so im really paniciking .
    (Original post by flowers87)
    no we dont get tax credits as they said we earnt too much in the last tax year because of my wages as well, even though i havent worked now in over a year because of college and now uni! lol!
    Yeh the household income has to be really really low like under 10k I think *
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    (Original post by murpo)
    Yeh the household income has to be really really low like under 10k I think *
    i know 20k is a lot of money but when thats the household income for 2 adults and a child its not a lot left over after paying bills and food etc
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    (Original post by flowers87)
    i know 20k is a lot of money but when thats the household income for 2 adults and a child its not a lot left over after paying bills and food etc
    You'd be getting the full loan plus a bursary from your uni.
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    (Original post by flowers87)
    i know 20k is a lot of money but when thats the household income for 2 adults and a child its not a lot left over after paying bills and food etc
    I know and I agree 20k isn't a high wage but they don't look at outgoings which I can understand seems unfair but it's just government regulations*
 
 
 
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