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Hi, long story short, I am estranged from my parents and I live with my older sister who is 25. I am currently 19. I am also a care leaver. I have been told I apparently may not get the full maintenance loan as I am estranged, but I’m not for sure if this is correct. Can someone explain if I could still be entitled to the max? Thank you :smile:
Original post by H24YY
Hi, long story short, I am estranged from my parents and I live with my older sister who is 25. I am currently 19. I am also a care leaver. I have been told I apparently may not get the full maintenance loan as I am estranged, but I’m not for sure if this is correct. Can someone explain if I could still be entitled to the max? Thank you :smile:
Hi there,

You can apply for the higher finance but we will need proof of your estrangement. Does anyone in a profession know of the situation? If so, we would need a letter from them on headed paper, signed and dated confirming the below:

Their relationship to the student and the length of time they have known them*

The reasons for the estrangement from both their parents and when this occurred

Current contact levels with both parents and if a reconciliation is likely

Their contact details should we need to contact them

The team would then review this and confirm if this has been accepted or not.

Thanks,
Claire

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