EU Migrant Worker Status QuestionsWatch
Now, from what I've been reading, if I use that form I won't be allowed to receive a maintenance loan (haven't been living in the UK for 5 years yet), which I'm striving to get as I'm otherwise unable to fund my studies. I'm 23 and I won't be receiving any money from my parents throughout my studies, but I guess that doesn't make any difference and I'll still be classed as a dependant student, hence I'll still necessarily have to include my parents' income when applying, correct?
I've also been granted the pre-settled status already, just in case it makes a difference. So my core question is, how do I exactly proceed? Should I just download and fill a PN1 form as if I were a UK national instead? Can this be done online rather than via postal services? Is there a deadline for it? I plan to work about 24 weekly hours throughout my studies, from what I've gathered that should allow me to qualify as an EEA Migrant Worker. Am I right?
My last question is about the IELTS. Apparently I'm forced to take a IELTS test to prove my english is good enough, is there a way to avoid taking the test, like, another test I can take instead? The IELTS exam fee is quite high and I don't find it strictly necessary in my case, I'd prefer to avoid this expense if possible... If not, is there a deadline for taking it?
I know these are a lot of questions and that this whole text-wall may look overwhelming to anyone who's going to answer... I apologize for that but I just wanted to be reassured about the correct path to take... Thanks in advance