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yellow96
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I use Student Finance Wales, and my status online is approved, but only my grant payments have been approved. My tuition fees and student loans are all saying 'blocked'. Any idea why? They have the payment dates and amounts and everything, but they're blocked. Apparently they've sent me two letters recently but I still haven't recieved them. Anybody know what's going on?
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Kimbolina
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I'm not sure whether the Wales system is different to the English but the SLC is pretty busy at the moment and the system online sucks. What I would say is wait a few more days for those letters to come through and if they seem ok without 'blocked' on them then it's okay but if they do ring them or send them an online message
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Someone else asked this the other day, this is what I replied to them:

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
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Ok, thanks Curly Wurly.
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Because you're a goth and goths can't be trusted with loans

ps. not to worry; its to do with ni crap.
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dean_186
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This happened with my account on multiple occasions basicly since last year people managed to steal around 63k through the national insurance hole in the system they have to validate it. But the problem is the student loans company HQ Servers had a failure and this failure scrambled afew thousand insurance numbers basicly so when they were being validated by the DWP the dwp spoted that ur insurance number does not match your name and SLC Machines seen that dwp rejected it and blocked ur account.

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.
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Thank you curly wurly. My Daughters grants have been approved but tuition fee and other loan blocked. I think I'm more worried than she is, and I have been hunting the net high and low for an answer. You have just nailed it. Thank you.
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