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    • Jarosba
    • By Jarosba 8th Apr 19, 12:59 PM
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    Cost of living loan different for siblings
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    • 8th Apr 19, 12:59 PM
    Cost of living loan different for siblings 8th Apr 19 at 12:59 PM
    Is there any reason why siblings are being offered different cost of living loans? Both are at Uni outside of London, both doing undergraduate study, both have had the same household income assessment and both had the same loan amounts last year but this year the loans vary by over 500.

    Anyone who knows why that would be?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Jarosba; 08-04-2019 at 2:07 PM.
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    • flea72
    • By flea72 8th Apr 19, 1:13 PM
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    Because the first childs support, is taken into account when assessing the second childs entitlement.
    • Jarosba
    • By Jarosba 8th Apr 19, 2:08 PM
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    Because the first childs support, is taken into account when assessing the second childs entitlement.
    Originally posted by flea72
    In what way as it's not regarded as household income? Also they had the same amount each last year
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 8th Apr 19, 8:40 PM
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    http://media.slc.co.uk/sfe/1920/ft/sfe_how_you_are_assessed_and_paid_guide_1920_o.pdf

    page 11

    1130 is deducted from the household income for another dependent. So the second student's loan is calculated on the lesser income.

    It may be that last year the lesser income came into the same income band but this year it falls into a different band.

    You could phone Student Finance and ask them why the difference
    • Taiko
    • By Taiko 10th Apr 19, 10:22 PM
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    • 10th Apr 19, 10:22 PM
    Or one of them has extra weeks of their course in comparison to the other, which is most likely why there's the difference in loan amounts.
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