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Hey I'm new and need help with money/benefits

katemosekatemose Member Posts: 3
Hi I have been through the ringer this last year and my life seems to have fell rather quickly apart.
my main questions are: 1. Can anyone help me navigate the benefits system as I am unable to work and running every low on money right now. 2. Is it possible to right or of redirect a 24+ Advanced Learner Loan on medical grounds. 3. What is the best place for getting support for all this I need someone to actual sit down and help me with this not just give me a script answer over the phone.

Thanks
Kate (Ehlers Danlos Syndrome-3 & Fibromyalgia & yet undiagnosed heart issue)

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  • katemosekatemose Member Posts: 3
    katemose said:
    2. Is it possible to right or of redirect a 24+ Advanced Learner Loan on medical grounds.

    I meant to say "is it possible to write off or redirect..."
  • Debbie_ScopeDebbie_Scope Member Posts: 947 Pioneering
    Hi @katemose,

    I would be happy to help you navigate through the benefits system, it's pretty complex and can take a bit of work to sort through it all.

    With regards to writing off your 24+ Advanced Learner Loan, this could be possible. I did little reading on this and found that

    Any outstanding balance will be written off/cancelled:

    • 30 years after you become eligible to repay
    • if you become disabled and permanently unable to work
    • if you die
    More information on the Student Finance website 
    http://www.studentloanrepayment.co.uk/portal/page?_pageid=93,7533256&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL 

    There's a lot to look at here and go through. Drop me a line at the helpline and I can arrange a telephone appointment with you to talk through these issues if you like. [email protected] Mark it for me and please put your username in so I can identify you.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Debbie
  • katemosekatemose Member Posts: 3
    Hi @katemose,

    I would be happy to help you navigate through the benefits system, it's pretty complex and can take a bit of work to sort through it all.

    With regards to writing off your 24+ Advanced Learner Loan, this could be possible. I did little reading on this and found that

    Any outstanding balance will be written off/cancelled:

    • 30 years after you become eligible to repay
    • if you become disabled and permanently unable to work
    • if you die
    More information on the Student Finance website 
    http://www.studentloanrepayment.co.uk/portal/page?_pageid=93,7533256&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL 

    There's a lot to look at here and go through. Drop me a line at the helpline and I can arrange a telephone appointment with you to talk through these issues if you like. [email protected] Mark it for me and please put your username in so I can identify you.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Debbie
    Thank you Debbie this is a relief and so helpful. I will be sure to drop you an email. Im guna do some phoning around to the requured number but may need some help once i get past that ringing to start the ball rolling stage

    Thank you x
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