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    I have read that a couple of years ago the threshold for financial independence was £7500 per year, what is this figure for 2018?
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    (Original post by Ht1994)
    I have read that a couple of years ago the threshold for financial independence was £7500 per year, what is this figure for 2018?
    Hi Ht1994,

    There is no threshold for being independent you just need to meet the following criteria.

    • are 25 or over before the start of the academic year
    • are under 25 and married/divorced before the start of the academic year
    • have care of a child on the first day of the academic year
    • are married or in a civil partnership before the start of the academic year
    • have no living parents
    • are irreconsiliable estranged from their parents
    • have been the subject of a care order
    • cannot find their parents or it's not reasonably practical to get in touch with them

    A student can also be considered independent if they supported themselves financially for at least three years prior to the start of study. The three years can include periods when they were:

    • In paid full-time employment
    • In receipt of Income Support, JSA or other state benefits paid to a person who is registered as unemployed
    • In receipt of incapacity benefits, invalidity pension or maternity allowance
    • Receiving training under any scheme for the unemployed or other funding by any state authority or agency

    Thanks

    Catherine
 
 
 

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