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    Currently going through a divorce that should be finalised by the time my son starts University in 2018, but need to know info now in case he doesn’t get full loan & I’m responsible for topping up this, for my divorce maintenance claim.

    My ex is claiming he is required to top up the loan as he is the higher earner, which I don’t think is correct.

    First part of question, which household is assessed? My son’s main residence is with me, but I am financially dependent on my ex through his maintenance payments as I am unable to work. I would say my son is financially dependent on me, is this correct and so it’s my household income that is important?

    Assuming it is my household income that is assessed to calculate my son’s loan amounts, are maintenance payments from my ex counted in household income?
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    Currently going through a divorce that should be finalised by the time my son starts University in 2018, but need to know info now in case he doesn’t get full loan & I’m responsible for topping up this, for my divorce maintenance claim.

    My ex is claiming he is required to top up the loan as he is the higher earner, which I don’t think is correct.

    First part of question, which household is assessed? My son’s main residence is with me, but I am financially dependent on my ex through his maintenance payments as I am unable to work. I would say my son is financially dependent on me, is this correct and so it’s my household income that is important?

    Assuming it is my household income that is assessed to calculate my son’s loan amounts, are maintenance payments from my ex counted in household income?
    Hi Ceecee9,

    If your son is mostly resident with you, it would be your household income that would be assessed. If they are child maintenance payments for your son, we won't include the maintenance payments as part of your household income.

    I hope this information helps.

    Kind regards,

    John.
 
 
 
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