I'm in my 2nd year of college studying I.T. and I've been accepted into 5 out of 5 universities to go on to study Computer Science.
My mum and dad are separated. I live with my dad, who has a £30k approx. salary (before tax), and my sister. My mum lives on her own and does not have a job.
Because I live with my dad, this means that I'm not going to receive all the money I can, because his £30k is above the £25k border line, which is rather annoying because my dad isn't putting any money towards my education.
My first idea was that I could temporarily move in with a few friends who currently live together, then tell them I live their. However, after a finance talk in college from someone from a University, it's comes to my attention that you have to have lived their for 3 years. So that's the end of that idea.
Then I thought, maybe I could say I live with my mum? So I asked him about it and he said doing that would be completely fine, it's not illegal, it's just "playing the system". Sounds great
. All I'll have to do is get my mum to fill out the forms, etc. rather than my dad.
Now.. my question is.. is this as simple as it sounds, or do you think there will be complications? Will it affect the money my mum receives?