I have been living in London for 5 years, but not continually (two gaps of roughly six months in my EU country of origin). I can prove this through my bank account, where it can be found my pays and my expenses. Unfortunately no payslips. I have also some tenants agreements and my name for over 5 years on the water bills of my main residence.
Can i claim the maintenance loan in Wales? And in Scotland?
Maintenance loan if 5 years but with gaps? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 25-01-2017 22:26
Offline2ReputationRep:Official TSR Representative
- Official TSR Representative
- 26-01-2017 15:14
Depending on your circumstances you may be eligible to apply for Student Support if you have been outside the EU/EEA on a temporary break. You will be required to provide evidence of the temporary break regardless of the length of time you were temporary absent for.
What could be classed as a temporary break?
- Gap Year
- Voluntary Work overseas
- Working for HM Armed Forces
- Parents working abroad on a temporary contact of employment
- People who emigrate to another country outside of EEA/Switzerland
- People who are unable to satisfy SFE that their break was of a temporary nature
- People who have exercised their right to roam elsewhere in the EU/EEA and will be ordinarily resident in the UK on the first day of their course
- A letter from HEI confirming gap year
- A letter from the employer on headed paper confirming temporary employment including dates
- A contract from the employer that clearly shows the employment is of a temporary nature
- A letter from HM armed services if applicable
- Temporary visas or work permits
Evidence will need to be the original documents. If you are resident in England and will be studying in either Wales or Scotland then you would be eligible for the Maintenance Loan if you are accepted as a 'Home' student after supplying your residency information. Hope this helps.