Am I getting right amount of grant as it doesnt even cover my rent?

Hi hope some one can help last year i started a full time course in Chester  the first 4 months i was going to to college from home but in the January I moved into student accommadation £120  a week all bills included  i had 5k of my own money i only recieved 2 x £2250  poundish grants which barely covers rent . My parents are on uc and my dad does part time delivery driver and carer for my mum now its the end of the first year ive only got 2k so am i entitled to more money for rent or any other grants for next termif yes can i get it backdated to last year. how much sould the support be ? thank you in advance for any help in advance

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  • silvercar
    silvercar Posts: 46,726
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    Were the SLC aware that you changed from being a student living at home to one living away?

    The amounts you should get can be seen here:

    https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/new-fulltime-students

    So it looks like originally you were getting £7987 for the year and now you would get £9488. It is normally paid in 3 equal instalments at the beginning of each term. I'm unsure what happens if you move to a different category mid year.
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  • Thank you for your reply The SLC  were not aware that i had changed from living with parents to living away .could i claim for last year ? what should i do?
  • silvercar
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    Thank you for your reply The SLC  were not aware that i had changed from living with parents to living away .could i claim for last year ? what should i do?
    You need to contact slc and let them know you are no longer living at home. It says this in the instructions here:

    https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-student-finance/change-an-application

    one of the items you need to report is if you are living somewhere new.
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