Would I be able to change the amount of maintenance loan I receive for this year?
The answer to your questions depends on whether you applied for the minimum loan or provided paperwork to apply for a higher loan.
If you applied for the higher loan and have been granted your maintenance loan then it is unlikely that you can change the amount as your application and circumstances have been processed and you have been given a maintenance loan based on that assessment.
However, if you only applied for the lower maintenance loan then you can go onto your student finance account and apply for the higher maintenance loan.
To do this, log in to your student finance account and click expand on your application. Click on "change your application", then select "loan amounts" and click on the option to apply for a maintenance loan that's based on your household income.
Hope this helps!
Michaela - UoP Rep