For the 2017/2018 academic year, your application will be assessed on gross income from all sources for the period 1st January 2016 to 31st December 2016.
However, if you or a family member have experienced a change in circumstances from 1st January 2017 you may apply for your application to be assessed/reassessed under a change in circumstances by emailing email@example.com and including Change in Circumstances in the subject line.
When you apply and/or advise of an income related change in circumstance, all household income, not just the income of the person who has experienced the negative change, will be assessed/reassessed on the current year (2017). You will be asked to provide evidence of the current year’s (2017) annualised income for your household. If the change happens during the academic year then any grant award or adjustment will take effect from the month in which the change occurred.
If , after assessment, it is found that there is a positive change (increase in income) this will not affect your eligibility to any grant already awarded in 2017/2018 but it will be awarded for one year only and you will be fully reassessed for the following academic year.
When you apply and/or advise of a non-income related change in circumstances, as per above, you will be asked to provide SUSI with documentary evidence to allow us to assess your application in relation to the declared change in circumstances.