If you have a sibling/parent in full-time further or higher education at the same time as you, SUSI refers to them as a ‘Relevant Person’.
The income limits may be increased where a ‘Relevant Person’ is attending a full-time course of study of at least one year’s duration in Ireland or the EU leading to a major award at Levels 5 to 10 of the National Framework of Qualifications. This may improve the rate of maintenance grant an applicant is eligible for.
A ‘Relevant Person’ may be:
What do I need to do?
If you have already been awarded a grant, but there is a ‘Relevant Person’ in your household in full-time further or higher education at the same time as you, you can –
If you have already been awarded a full 100% maintenance grant (or the special rate of maintenance grant) there is no need to request a review, as you have already been awarded the maximum rate available. Please check your award letter before submitting a review request.
What will happen next?
SUSI will review your application and documentation. If you are eligible for a higher rate of grant, we will send you a new award letter by post.