||<p>Automated checks are run against any application for status under the EU Settlement
Scheme where the applicant provides a National Insurance Number with their application.</p><p>If
the applicant agrees with the result of the automated check, either for pre-settled
or settled status, we will not ask them for any further evidence of UK residence.
If the check confirms that the applicant is eligible for pre-settled status but the
applicant feels that they are eligible for settled status instead they then given
the option to provide further evidence confirming this.</p><p>Information on how the
automated checks calculate periods of UK residence, as well as the tax and benefit
records that are included in the automated checks, has been published on gov.uk and
can be found here: <br> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/guidance/eu-settlement-scheme-uk-tax-and-benefits-records-automated-check"