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    Hiya!

    I live with my partner (not married, no children), and this is different circumstances to last year/year before.

    Now, I need to know whether this will increase or decrease my maintenance grant and/or loan. I know I can't afford to live without the same amount as I had last time (both of us are students).

    I don't drink or smoke, or generally waste money; I am an accountancy student and budget so I know where every penny is. It's all for actual living such as bills and rent etc.

    Can anyone help me?

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    How long ago did you last live with your parents?
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    (Original post by Ice_Queen)
    Hiya!

    I live with my partner (not married, no children), and this is different circumstances to last year/year before.

    Now, I need to know whether this will increase or decrease my maintenance grant and/or loan. I know I can't afford to live without the same amount as I had last time (both of us are students).

    I don't drink or smoke, or generally waste money; I am an accountancy student and budget so I know where every penny is. It's all for actual living such as bills and rent etc.

    Can anyone help me?

    Jessie x
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    (Original post by roubiliac)
    How long ago did you last live with your parents?
    I last lived with my parents almost exactly a year ago Technically. I went straight from Uni into my new place, but didn't officially move in until August ish (I spent more time here than I did at my parents'), so the finance people would have classed me as there.

    I think I applied as if I was living with my parents but I honestly cannot remember. I believe I filled in the form while I was still in halls and didn't know I'd end up here.
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    (Original post by Kaykiie)
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    So I will get the same money as if I was still living with my parents?

    I don't get any money off them (same as last year and the year before) but nor have I been self sufficient for three years.
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    (Original post by Ice_Queen)
    So I will get the same money as if I was still living with my parents?

    I don't get any money off them (same as last year and the year before) but nor have I been self sufficient for three years.
    No, if you dont live with your parents you get more:

    Living elsewhere (not with parents) or in your own home and
    studying elsewhere (not in london) -
    Up to £4,950
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    (Original post by Kaykiie)
    No, if you dont live with your parents you get more:

    Living elsewhere (not with parents) or in your own home and
    studying elsewhere (not in london) -
    Up to £4,950
    Where did you get that information? And is that just for people who have been self sufficient for three years or more?
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    (Original post by Ice_Queen)
    Where did you get that information? And is that just for people who have been self sufficient for three years or more?
    The direct gov website, im searching for where I read that you have to be married for your partners income to be taken into account
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    (Original post by Ice_Queen)
    Where did you get that information? And is that just for people who have been self sufficient for three years or more?
    Ahh it may be for people who have been self sufficient for 3 years :/

    Heres what i've found:

    Dependent students
    If you’re a dependent student, the income assessment will take into account the income of your parents or adoptive parents as well as your own income.

    In general, you’ll be classed as a dependent student if you’re under 25 on the first day of the academic year for which you’re applying for support and are financially dependent on one or both of your parents (even if you don't live with them).

    If your parents are divorced or separated and you started your course in or after September 2004, only the income of one of them will be assessed - whichever one seems appropriate in the circumstances. The income of your other parent will be ignored, but the income of any spouse, civil partner or live-in partner of the parent who is assessed will be taken into account (including a partner of the same sex if you started your course in September 2005 or later).
    Independent studentsWhose income is counted?
    If you’re classed as an independent student, only your income and that of your partner will be counted.

    This can mean your spouse, civil partner or:

    if you started your course in or after September 2000 and you’re 25 or over on the first day of the academic year for which you’re applying for support, any live-in partner of the opposite sex
    if you started your course in or after September 2005 and you’re 25 or over on the first day of the academic year for which you’re applying for support, any live-in partner of the same sex
    Who is classed as an independent student?
    The lists below aren’t exhaustive, but you’ll usually be classed as independent if any of the following apply on the first day of the academic year for which you’re applying for support:

    you are aged 25 or over
    you have care of a child
    you have no living parents

    Generally speaking, you’ll also be classed as independent if either of the following applies to you before the first day of the academic year for which you’re applying for support:

    you are, or have been, married or in a civil partnership
    you are classed as having supported yourself for at least three years

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    (Original post by Kaykiie)
    The direct gov website, im searching for where I read that you have to be married for your partners income to be taken into account
    Can you link me on that?
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    I'm gonna call them.

    I'll tell you what happens!
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    Well, I don't THINK it affects it, actually!

    I have to be properly assessed before I can get my grant figure, but the loans don't change. Jeez that was hard work, and the lady on the phone is NOT helpful.
 
 
 
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