we are still getting grief from East Herts...they have suspended DS payments until he provides further proof that he is living where he says her is,despite rental agreement and letter from college.
Now they want another letter from the Landlady (tick)
another letter from college(tick)
DS has made three trips to them in person and I am HOPING that this is flipping' end to it!!!!
Oh no what a pain! I have sent 3 special delivery letters containing various documents they have asked for - wish they had just asked for them all at the same time! Things are tough enough for youngsters these days and if they are entitled by law then it should be done without all these blatant ways to not pay. My eldest has been looking for a part time job because her student loan maintenance doesn't cover her rent so that means literally no money for any other maintenance and finding extra rent. More than one place has made her do a free trial shift without any follow up call or even a thank you and funnily enough they have several people doing the free trial shifts on very busy days. There is a horrible air of exploitation and the heavy spectre of debt and money worries on young people in this country at the moment, no wonder mental health is such a big issue.
We help out as much as we can and luckily we are just about able to help DD1 and take out the loan for the foundation for DD2 but I am well aware it would be literally impossible for lots of people. It is the lack of maintenance more than fees that is a barrier to higher ed and Martin Lewis has said this too and particularly for middle income families with two or more children who want to go to uni.
Anyway, I hope they sort it out soon Riverdance - keep calm and carry on as they say!