Student Loans

robert mckenzie made this Official Information request to Inland Revenue Department

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From: robert mckenzie

Dear Inland Revenue Department,

Why does the IRD take a partners income details in terms of its’ bizarre hardship applications overseas when onshore a student loan debtors partners income is irrelevant?

ie an onshore stay at home parent with a student loan is exempt from paying even if their partner is earning?

Why is there a different rule for a stay at home parent overseas with a student loan?

Why would, for instance an Australian husband married to a NZ student loan borrower be in debt to the IRD for his stay at home wife’s very old NZ student loan?

How would this even stand up in an Australian court if legal action was taken? Considering the loan is over 20 years old?

It all seems a bit confused and misguided.

Yours faithfully,

robert mckenzie

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