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    My Dad earns around £60,000 a year (by our best guess) but we have little to no contact with him and he owns a completely separate house. My mum earns within the lowest income bracket and is financially dependent on my Dad. He gives us money because he has to, and mostly what we ask for. There has never been a case where he hasn't so the law has never got involved with that.

    No clue yet whether he would help fund my uni course.. he might?

    So my question is, would I be eligible for bursary or not? We don't have £60,000 a year, we live independent lives from him. But he is still my legal guardian etc.

    Any ideas whether i'll be in the highest or lowest household income bracket? Will it depend on what my Dad send us?

    Oh and my parents are still legally married. They are completely separated and don't talk but i don't know if this affects laws.

    If you don't live with him (as in, not at all), then I don't believe he counts because it is based on household, not family as such. Estranged student status can also apply, whereby if you've had no real contact with him, you can count him as practically nonexistent in your application I believe.

    The whole legally married thing is a bit difficult because in the eyes of the law there is only Married/Divorced/Single; no 'Separated'.
Do you think parents should charge rent?

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