clarification post June 2021 EEA family members
Just seeking clarification on the situation post June, on the right to claim benefits for family members of an EEA national who now has settled status
Am I right in thinking that if person A has settled status, and person B (who is a family member) has pre-settled status, then person B may still be eligible for means tested benefits if person A already had acquired a permanent right to reside, or was/is a worker or any other category of qualified person?
My thoughts are that a family member cannot have rights based on the settled status per se (as could have got this by living in UK but not here as a qualified person) but that time that person A spent as a qualified person pre Dec 2020, or even currently can still assist person B - is that correct?
family members is an area that seems to be messy. If person B is relying on A’s status, how long does this last? is this until person B is eligible for settled status in their own right? (providing person A has permanent right to reside, or is still a worker during that period?) or have I totally misunderstood the situation?
If you just pretend that there is no such thing as settled or pre-settled status and look at it all as you would have done before Brexit and you will be fine.
i.e. if your client is pre-settled and is mirroring status from a family member, the family member needs to have some sort of EU status which can be mirrored. You can’t mirror settled status.
Thanks Elliot, that is what I thought but wanted to be sure. As always thank you for your help.