Dear Home Office,
I would like to know whether the in-country (within the UK) applications for settled status (Permanent settlement) submitted by the non-EU family members of British Citizens (Surinder Singh case Law) are processed by the EU settlement scheme caseworkers on the basis of exercising EU treaty rights or purely basis of residence?
I further ask whether the dependent parents / extended family members who have been issued either the 5 years residence card or pre-settled status will still be considered "Dependent" at the time of application for their "Settled status" even if they gain employment or receive the public funds. In other words, gaining employment or receiving public funds by Dependent parents/extended family members will have lost their status of being dependent.
Mr A Javed
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