Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
I just read that individuals who applied for their Pre-Settled Status prior to 19th July are eligible for UC or have different eligibility requirements.
"So, in England from 7 May 2019, or in Wales from 19 July 2019, people with non-qualifying rights to reside who have EU Pre-Settled Status are not eligible. But if they applied in time before then they have transitional protection and are eligible provided they were habitually resident."1.
Also on Gov.uk site, it states under "Your rights with settled or pre-settled status"2 that one will be able to get access to public funds. Once you do get the pre-settled status, the letter attached to it has a link where you can check your rights and when you put your details into it. It says "You can live, work and study in the UK, and access public funds and services, until ....."3.
If all this makes you eligible to access the public funds one still needs to do the HRT test because he qualifies for UC already according to statements I mentioned above? Or the individuals with the above criteria meet the eligibility for UC? Can you please clarify that, please?
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