Reply To: Chen – pre settled status

Darren Broughton

Thanks for the reply

When you say that ‘UC is a passporting benefit for HB’, I can’t see that HBR10 was ever amended to add this (admittedly I may have missed it). As far as I’m aware, only IS, ESAIR and JSAIB (but not as a jobseeker) are listed as benefits that mean the person is not treated as a ‘person from abroad’

We find lots of cases where UC is in payment (perhaps as a jobseeker??) but there is no other qualifying RTR, so we have a reluctance to just allow HB (or CTRS) to be paid just because UC is in payment