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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU citizens (a) have been and (b) will be prevented from obtaining settled status due to the technical inability of the settlement scheme app to convert pre-settled status into settled status. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Dunbartonshire more like this
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Jo Swinson more like this
star this property uin 280173 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">The UK has a proud history of providing protection to those who need it. Each case is carefully considered on its individual facts and merits in accordance with our international obligations under the Refugee Convention and European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR).</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">Each individual assessment is made against the background of the latest available country of origin information and any relevant caselaw.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">Our assessment of the situation in Sudan is set out in the relevant country policy and information notes, which are available on the Gov.uk website.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">Where someone establishes a well-founded fear of persecution or serious harm in their country they are normally granted protection and are not expected to return there.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">No EU citizens have been or will be prevented from obtaining settled status due to the technical inability of the EU Settlement Scheme app to convert pre-settled status to settled status. The online process which will allow an applicant to convert their pre-settled status to settled status is on track to be available from the end of July 2019. Currently, applicants who have obtained pre-settled status can make a fresh application to the scheme by contacting the Settlement Resolution Centre.</ins></p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-25T15:38:07.93Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:38:07.93Z
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less than 2019-07-26T12:01:28.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T12:01:28.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Swinson more like this
1140861
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for administrative review have been made to the EU Settlement Scheme; how many of those applications were (a) successful and (b) successful due to new evidence or an error by the caseworker in the original decision. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 280266 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>In the period up to 31 May 2019, the last point at which data was assured, 368 applications were received for administrative review of decisions made on applications under the EU Settlement Scheme. Of these:</p><p>• 30 administrative review applications were rejected, e.g. because no EU Settlement Scheme application had been received;</p><p>• in all the remaining 253 cases, the applicant was challenging a grant of pre-settled status rather than settled status, of which:</p><p>o 22 of these grants of pre-settled status were upheld following the administrative review; and <br>o 231 of these grants of pre-settled status were overturned, and the applicant was instead granted settled status following administrative review. In these cases, the applicant had generally accepted a grant of pre-settled status when making their application and then provided additional evidence of their eligibility for settled status with their application for administrative review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-25T15:26:59.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:26:59.147Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1140599
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star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on people applying to the EU Settlement Scheme of charges issued by private operators for biometric services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
star this property uin 279451 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>All applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme will be able to submit their biometric photograph via their online application. There is no charge for this.</p><p>Family members who are not EEA or Swiss nationals and do not already hold a Biometric Residence Card will also need to enrol a biometric photograph and fingerprints, excluding children who are 4 years old and under - they do not need to enrol fingerprints. The Home Of-fice estimates that only a small cohort (less than 5%) of the overall EU Settlement Scheme co-hort will need to submit their biometrics fingerprints.</p><p>When required, biometric fingerprint enrolment will take place at one of 57 UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UKVCAS) centres across the UK, run by Sopra Steria, our commercial partner. Six of the locations can be used without any appointment charge being incurred. The remaining locations attract an appointment charge of £60 at an enhanced service point or £200 for the premium lounge in London. Additional charges also apply at each of the 57 sites for out of hours appointments It is a matter for the customer to decide which location to attend.</p><p>Our commercial partner, Sopra Steria, undertook market research to identify service locations; their research included the impact on customers of travel time, cost and accessibility. The 6 core service centres that offer free appointments have been sized and located based on projected customer footfall information, providing coverage for customers across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The majority of the service point locations are situated in town and city centres and close to transport links and 62% of customers will, on average, have to travel less than 25 miles to visit a core service centre, with 78% travelling less than 50 miles</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-24T15:16:55.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T15:16:55.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Murray more like this
1140399
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what comparative estimate he has made the proportion of non-UK EU citizens who have applied to the settled status scheme in (a) Wales and (b) the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 279079 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The third official statistics – ‘EU Settlement Scheme Statistics, June 2019’ – on the operation of the scheme were published on 18 July 2019, including applications received in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. These can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-june-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-june-2019</a></p><p>The Home Office is committed to publishing more detailed quarterly statistics on the EU Settlement Scheme, alongside our Immigration Statistics, from August 2019. Home Office statisticians and officials are currently considering the content and will take into account the views of statistics users.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-22T15:57:18.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:57:18.243Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1139832
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will place in the Library a copy of the algorithms citizen matching layer and business logic. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 278477 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Under the EU Settlement Scheme, we conduct automated checks of certain tax and benefits records held by HM Revenue &amp; Customs and the Department for Work and Pensions, where the applicant chooses to provide their National Insurance number. The checks help to provide evidence of the applicant’s residence in the UK and remove or reduce the need for them to submit documentary evidence of this.</p><p>The business logic of how the checks calculate the period of residence is available on gov.uk at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check</a></p><p>We have also published there the memorandum of understanding with each department, reasons why records may not be found, and guidance on the wide range of other evidence we can use to confirm UK residence.</p><p>All applications under the scheme are decided by a caseworker.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-22T15:40:43.727Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:40:43.727Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1139834
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will include data on administrative reviews in his Department’s monthly statistics report on applications made to the EU Settlement Scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 278478 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The third official statistics – ‘EU Settlement Scheme Statistics, June 2019’ – on the operation of the scheme were published on 18 July 2019. These can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-june-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-june-2019</a></p><p>The Home Office is committed to publishing more detailed quarterly statistics on the EU Settlement Scheme, alongside our Immigration Statistics, from August 2019. Home Office statisticians and officials are currently considering the content and will take into account the views of statistics users.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-22T15:59:10.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:59:10.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1138910
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the accessibility of the EU Exit: ID document check android app for applicants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 277254 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>EU citizens make a huge contribution to our economy and society, and we want them to stay. The EU Settlement Scheme enables them to do so. The ‘EU Exit: Identity Document Check’ app is an optional aspect of the service which allows applicants to prove their identity remotely using their biometric identity document and an android smartphone device.</p><p>The app requires applicants to complete four quick steps – to take a photo of their identity document photo page, read the chip, complete a liveness check and take a photo of themselves using the device camera. The app process can be completed by the applicant alone, or with support from a third party, for example the applicant can choose to take the photo themselves using the front facing camera, or have a third party take the photo using the back camera.</p><p>So far, the app has undergone two separate accessibility audits, the first prior to the beta test phase and the second during the testing phase. The app development team have implemented recommendations from both audits, for example enabling users to utilise accessibility tools native to their device. User Research is ongoing, including with users with specific accessibility needs and those at the lower end of the digital inclusion scale.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-18T17:04:52.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T17:04:52.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1135990
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of applications that have been (a) received, (b) concluded and (c) turned down for the EU Settlement Scheme at 31 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 271538 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The second official statistics – ‘EU Settlement Scheme Statistics, May 2019’ – on the operation of the scheme were published on 20 June 2019, including applications received and decisions made to 31st May 2019. These can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-may-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics-may-2019</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-04T15:28:18.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T15:28:18.687Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1135475
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star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June 2019 to Question 261210, how many applicants who have asserted in their application that they have been continuously resident in the UK for more than five years have been granted pre-settled status to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 270743 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>All applicants granted pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme will have agreed that they have been continuously resident in the UK for less than five years either in the application or, post-submission, in discussion with a caseworker.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
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less than 2019-07-03T15:41:03.947Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:41:03.947Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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4058
unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this
1135476
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star this property date less than 2019-06-28more like thismore than 2019-06-28
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: EU Nationals remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to pages 9-10 of the Memorandum of Understanding between his Department and the Department for Work and Pensions and to pages 12-13 of the Memorandum of Understanding between his Department and HMRC, for what reasons automated residency checks will not check applicants' records on child benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield Central more like this
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Paul Blomfield more like this
star this property uin 270744 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The purpose of the automated checks is to help the applicant establish their continuous residence in the UK. Eligibility to receive benefits is not dependent upon being continuously resident in the UK. Benefits except Job Seekers Allowance and Maternity Allowance on their own are not strong indicators of continuous residence unless receipt of them persists over a period of 12 months. There are also overlaps with other data that is available from the checks. For instance, PAYE data covers most applicants who claim working tax credits and receipt of other benefits included in the checks will overlap with receipt of child tax credits. Child Benefit is not included in the automated checks because it is not a sufficient indicator of continuous UK residence. A full explanation of how the automated checks work has been published at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check." target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check.</a></p><p>Following analysis conducted on an anonymised sample of 10,000 applications submitted under the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2006, the Home Office estimated that the potential pool of resident EEA citizens who might benefit from tax credits data being included in the automated checks was around two per cent and this was before any consideration of the applicability of that data to proving continuous residence. Individuals who need to rely on tax credits to demonstrate their continuous residence are still able to provide documentary evidence of this as part of their application.</p><p>In accordance with section 149 of the Equality Act 2010, we have had due regard to the Public Sector Equality Duty.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 270745 more like this
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less than 2019-07-03T15:33:05.293Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T15:33:05.293Z
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4048
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Blomfield more like this