08 November 2023
A landmark ruling in the Court of Appeal has held that the government is required to consider the fundamental rights of EU citizens and their families residing in the UK, including their right to live in dignified conditions, before refusing universal credit support.
SSWP v AT (AIRE Centre and IMA Intervening)  UKUT 330 (AAC); SSWP v AT  EWCA Civ 1307
Judgment of the Upper Tribunal three judge panel dismissing the Secretary of State’s appeal against the decision of the First-tier Tribunal was given on 12 December 2022. The Secretary of State appealed to the Court of Appeal The case was heard in the Court of Appeal from 8 - 10 March 2023. A further hearing took place on 10 October 2023. The judgment of the Court of Appeal is due to be handed down on 8 November 2023.
This factsheet provides basic information about what having a ‘no recourse to public funds’ condition or being a ‘person subject to immigration control’ means for benefit entitlement.
This factsheet provides basic information about the rights of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members to access benefits and tax credits following the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU).
23 May 2023
An EU citizen (WV) who is a carer for his severely disabled British wife (J) has – with support from Child Poverty Action Group - won a legal battle with the DWP after a Tribunal found the couple were wrongly underpaid universal credit for nearly 2 years while he had pre-settled status, since the couple’s joint claim was refused by the DWP in 2020.
This factsheet give a very basic explanation of which benefits European Union nationals can claim, depending on their immigration status
This factsheet provides basic information about the rights to benefits for resettled Ukrainians escaping the war. It also provides basic information about the potential impact on the benefits and other entitlements of ‘hosts’ of resettled Ukrainians.
This factsheet provides basic advice about the benefit rights of Afghan families admitted to the UK under several different resettlement schemes since the return of the Taliban to power in 2021.
This factsheet is for people who have been granted refugee status, indefinite leave to remain, humanitarian protection or discretionary leave – as long as one of these applies to you, you have the same rights to benefits as UK nationals.
18th October 2023 to 19th October 2023