cleared for the approach on a published segment not doing the hold. Do I still need to follow the minimum altitude for the hold if getting vectored onto final by ATC? Example, the holding fix is ABC MIN ALT is 3500 its 7nm from the final approach fix. After you cross ABC the minimum altitude is 2500 to the FAF. Say I was prior to ABC not doing the hold cleared and within 5nm (holding distance). I always thought yes even if I wasnt doing the hold I would have to maintain the charted altitude. However, I recently heard someone saying that the holding fix altitude has nothing to do with the altitude to the FAF and if you're cleared go down to that altitude instead. Just looking for clarification. Low time pilot here trying to learn as much as possible. Appreciate any replies.