Citizen's Advice Mid Mercia are working alongside the Home Office to reach out to families to support them with their EU Settled Status. The Home Office has recognised that not all families applied for their status by the deadline of 30 June 2021. Those who have not been able to apply for various reasons may require additional support completing the paperwork for late applications. If families do not apply for either their Pre-Settled Status or Settled Status, they will lose the right to live, work, find education for their children, rent their homes, access the NHS, or claim benefits and state pension.
As you can see, the importance of informing families is paramount.
The aim of the project is to raise awareness of the scheme, empower individuals to access the scheme and assist the most vulnerable in society in applying to the scheme. Many parents have assumed that because their child was born in the UK, the child will have been granted British citizenship – however, this is only correct if one of the parents is a British Citizen.
If you have any clients that need this service, David Waggott – a CAMM EUSS Advisor for Citizens Advice Mid Mercia – is working at various outreach placements where he can see clients face-to-face to complete their applications on their behalf. He also has Language Line to support those who may have a language barrier.
Hopefully, by working together, we can reach out to the most vulnerable people in society to ensure that they will be able to continue to enjoy the same rights as the rest of us.
Please feel free to contact David on 07960 433977 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply to the EU Settlement Scheme please click here.