Hi SFE advisors, I would be grateful if you could offer me advice in relation to my and partner’s maintenance loan situation.
My partner and I are full time students on a nursing degree course which we started this September 2023. My partner has received her first maintenance payment of roughly £4,000 while mine has been approved but waiting to be paid out.
Student finance has requested that I should complete form PFF2 (Assessment of Financial Circumstances For parents and partners of students) in which I have to provide my earnings for April 2021-April 2022 financial year. During that period I earned a total of £45,000. My partner was not working at the time as she was looking after our children. My partner started working full time from October 2022 and reduced her hours to 15 hours a week when she started her nursing course in September 2023.
These are my questions:
1). Considering that I earned £45,000 during 2021-2022 period, will this affect how much maintenance loan my partner and I will receive?
2). Will my partner’s earning from October 2022 to date be taking into consideration when working out how much we both get?
Thank tor your help.