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    My husband was unemployed when I applied for student finance. So we have got grants (childcare grant / PLA and adult dependants grant) based on a low income this year. My husband has been offered a job and subject to references etc he should start in a few weeks.

    Although our income this year will still be low do we have to pay back any grants already paid if it is found we are no longer entitled to them?

    Will we still get to keep the money for the period of time we were entitled? I.e. will we have to pay back the childcare grant etc...used and paid out during Sept / October or just from when he starts his new job?

    TIA
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    (Original post by Biostu)
    Hi,
    My husband was unemployed when I applied for student finance. So we have got grants (childcare grant / PLA and adult dependants grant) based on a low income this year. My husband has been offered a job and subject to references etc he should start in a few weeks.

    Although our income this year will still be low do we have to pay back any grants already paid if it is found we are no longer entitled to them?

    Will we still get to keep the money for the period of time we were entitled? I.e. will we have to pay back the childcare grant etc...used and paid out during Sept / October or just from when he starts his new job?

    TIA
    Hi Tia,

    In order for me to better advise you I have a question:

    Was your funding for the year based on the household income from the normal tax year (for 20/17/18 applications we required tax year 2015/16 details) or have you submitted Current Year Income (CYI) details meaning we are using estimates for this year to assess your entitlement?

    Thanks,

    Stuart
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    Hi, We used the CYI form...
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    (Original post by Stuart SFE)
    Hi Tia,

    In order for me to better advise you I have a question:

    Was your funding for the year based on the household income from the normal tax year (for 20/17/18 applications we required tax year 2015/16 details) or have you submitted Current Year Income (CYI) details meaning we are using estimates for this year to assess your entitlement?

    Thanks,

    Stuart
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    (Original post by Biostu)
    Hi, We used the CYI form...
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    Hi Tia,

    As your estimates will change it may affect the amount you are entitled to. Once your husband knows what his income for this tax year may look like he can update us with a new CYI form.

    Keeping the estimates updated through the year rather than waiting for finalising the assessment at the end of the tax year reduces the chances of ending up in overpayment.

    Regards,

    Stuart
 
 
 
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