karen fone

Funding Rules 21/22 Contract Year - Family Member

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This is another question I have asked for clarification from the service desk, and through the funding rule clarification email, however awaiting a further response.

Just wondering what other industry experts make to the funding rule below for 21/22 contract year?

Is the family member the apprentice?

Question:

If I am the apprentice and am a UK national however I have lived and worked in America for the previous 4 years, and now return to the UK and my parents are UK nationals and have lived in the UK for the previous 3 years – am I or am I not eligible for funding?

 

Or do I myself as the apprentice have to have been ordinarily resident in the UK or EEA for at least the previous 3 years, in which case how is this different to the funding rule P390 on UK nationals?

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Kelly Knights

If they were in the states for a 4 year job but kept a  bank account and maybe a home in the UK and always intended to return to the UK I believe they would be eligible. If they upped ship, didn't like it in the states after 4 years and then decided to come back they would definitely not be eligible as they’ve broke their ties with the  UK. Its based down to what their intention was. Also family member is wife husband spouse etc doesn't include child

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Martin West

Not eligible as 3 years residency applies.

Kelly Knights

Sorry Martin but I disagree, it depends why they were living abroad. Would you say the same if a learner took a university gap year?

Martin West

If they are temporary out of the country then I would agree as their residency is still regarded as England.

Its the 4 years residency in the States that's the problem.

Martin West

If they are temporary out of the country then I would agree as their residency is still regarded as England.

Its the 4 years residency in the States that's the problem.

Martin West

If they are temporary out of the country then I would agree as their residency is still regarded as England.

Its the 4 years residency in the States that's the problem.

Steveh

The slightly ridiculous thing is someone in this situation *is* fundable if they start in the next nine days and then, subject to the Ordinarily Resident caveats above, they're suddenly not fundable...

karen fone

Hi Steve,

 

Exactly my thoughts, and this has not been picked up or highlighted as a major change.