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    As the title states, I had to quit my place at UEA due to extreme mental health reasons (severe depression and anxiety resulting in a mental breakdown and suicide attempts).

    I subsequently was forced to move back in with parents in order to stablise myself. However, I got letters from SLC saying I owe them over £2,000 in loan and grant overpayments due to withdrawing from studies in late April while I only officially quit in September. This was because I was going back to Uni in the October before the breakdown. Before I left I'd gotten confirmation of student finance for the next year but never claimed it due to the health problems.

    Do I have a legitimate case to appeal against the overpayments?
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    (Original post by ElandoUK)
    As the title states, I had to quit my place at UEA due to extreme mental health reasons (severe depression and anxiety resulting in a mental breakdown and suicide attempts).

    I subsequently was forced to move back in with parents in order to stablise myself. However, I got letters from SLC saying I owe them over £2,000 in loan and grant overpayments due to withdrawing from studies in late April while I only officially quit in September. This was because I was going back to Uni in the October before the breakdown. Before I left I'd gotten confirmation of student finance for the next year but never claimed it due to the health problems.

    Do I have a legitimate case to appeal against the overpayments?
    Can you get it in writing from UEA which date you withdrew? The catch could be that they did mine and my fiancés from the last day of attendance so that could be why they re considering it April.
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    Can you get it in writing from UEA which date you withdrew? The catch could be that they did mine and my fiancés from the last day of attendance so that could be why they re considering it April.
    I most probably could but unfortunately my last day of attendance was April 22nd so that's most probably why they're taking it from there. :/
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    (Original post by ElandoUK)
    I most probably could but unfortunately my last day of attendance was April 22nd so that's most probably why they're taking it from there. :/
    No harm in trying but I don't think an appeal will work in that case. If not, just explain you can't afford to pay more than £10 a month back and they should accept it.
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    (Original post by ElandoUK)
    As the title states, I had to quit my place at UEA due to extreme mental health reasons (severe depression and anxiety resulting in a mental breakdown and suicide attempts).

    I subsequently was forced to move back in with parents in order to stablise myself. However, I got letters from SLC saying I owe them over £2,000 in loan and grant overpayments due to withdrawing from studies in late April while I only officially quit in September. This was because I was going back to Uni in the October before the breakdown. Before I left I'd gotten confirmation of student finance for the next year but never claimed it due to the health problems.

    Do I have a legitimate case to appeal against the overpayments?
    If you have evidence you can delay repayment for a few months, however I can't see you have a case to appeal against the overpayments- you didn't go back to university after April from what I can see.
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    You can try but you are having to argue that you were still at Uni and a student despite not attending since April.
    Either their rules give guidance on when a student is not a student (which makes it conclusive) so to speak or you can try showing additional things to show you were a student despite not attending. Talk to a student advisor or the mental health team?
 
 
 
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