Why are my payments blocked?Watch
Yeh mine says the same but only for the loans not the grants. I phoned up student finance wales & they told me it was because once everything has been approved they ask for conformation from the DWP (department of works & pensions) that your national insurance number is correct & belongs to you. This is so they can definantly trace you when you start working & re-paying them so hence why grants are already approved. The very nice lady on the phone said it usually takes about a week to be confirmed then everything will be unblocked in time for the start of uni.
I guess this is what has happened to you aswell, they said check in a week & if it hasn't been approved give them another ring
ps. not to worry; its to do with ni crap.
You have to send them something with your national insurance. The grant is done by your LEA so no matter what happens with the loan the LEA will give you the grants. My issue was this year i switched courses so the LEA got a cancelation from my uni and they blocked my account and when the other uni i was switching sent the LEA saying i was studying with them the LEA sent an approval or code to the STUDENT FINANCE company and unfortunately this got lost in the post so everytime a manual unblock was done the system at its 5:00pm update blocked it again. This is all resolved now though hope the same hasent happened to you as this took me 4 weeks to sort out.