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    I graduated in 2012 and have been in and out of jobs, and I'm now considering the prospect of gaining work experience abroad with a working holiday visa (5-6 months).

    In regards to repayment, would I need to contact the Student Loans people about it or would that not matter? Sorry if this is a silly question. I just don't like surprises and getting into trouble.

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by lalalalalalamember)
    I graduated in 2012 and have been in and out of jobs, and I'm now considering the prospect of gaining work experience abroad with a working holiday visa (5-6 months).

    In regards to repayment, would I need to contact the Student Loans people about it or would that not matter? Sorry if this is a silly question. I just don't like surprises and getting into trouble.

    Thanks.
    Yes you would need to because failure to do so would result a penalty charge.

    As you will be living abroad for more than 3 months, you are required to fill out an Overseas Income Assessment Form.

    Link:
    http://www.studentloanrepayment.co.u..._schema=PORTAL


    But your best idea is to ask Student Loans Company yourself to see what the situation is.
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    (Original post by Boreism)
    Yes you would need to because failure to do so would result a penalty charge.

    As you will be living abroad for more than 3 months, you are required to fill out an Overseas Income Assessment Form.

    Link:
    http://www.studentloanrepayment.co.u..._schema=PORTAL


    But your best idea is to ask Student Loans Company yourself to see what the situation is.
    What if I stay for less than 3 months? Would I still need to let them know? Thanks.
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    (Original post by lalalalalalamember)
    What if I stay for less than 3 months? Would I still need to let them know? Thanks.
    You are best to contact them directly. How long exactly are you going abroad for?
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    (Original post by Boreism)
    You are best to contact them directly. How long exactly are you going abroad for?
    I don't exactly know, but based on what I've been told so far (by a family member who lives in the country and has work connections) the amount of work I would receive would last me a couple of weeks. Anymore after that isn't guaranteed.

    5-6 months was the original plan, but not certain.
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    (Original post by lalalalalalamember)
    I don't exactly know, but based on what I've been told so far (by a family member who lives in the country and has work connections) the amount of work I would receive would last me a couple of weeks. Anymore after that isn't guaranteed.

    5-6 months was the original plan, but not certain.
    Like I said you would need to ring Student Loans Company just to make sure.
 
 
 
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