A8 workers

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  • #35346
    Anonymous
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    i am looking at a case regarding an A8 worker, who has been working in the UK for the last 4 years ( after 1/5/2004) but has never had a workers registration card – my reading of the regs tells me that she is not entitled to HB – am i right

    #99115
    Anonymous
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    You are quite correct – if your claimant has never been registered through the Workers Registration Scheme she would not qualify.

    However, if she has been posted to this country by an employer not established in the UK she would be exempt from WRS registration.

    Steve

    #99116
    Anonymous
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    thanks for that

    #99117
    Neil Adamson
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    Would they not be eligible to claim if they were self-sufficient and had comprehensive medical insurance?

    #99118
    Anonymous
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    In theory, yes, but then you get into the realms of deciding whether a person is self-sufficient.

    There seems to have been some debate on these fora about who can make a decision about self-sufficiency – apparently only the Home Office can.

    Logically, if someone is resorting to any form of state benefit there would be an argument for them not being self-sufficient.

    #99119
    Neil Adamson
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    As far as income is concerned I thought the rule of thumb was income at or above the IS level would be considered self-sufficient?

    #99120
    stevedaymond
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    As they are a worker I would personnally turn them down as working illegally.

    If we started accepting illegal earnings in order to make people self-sufficient we could be opening a whole can of worms best left alone… 😕

    #53466
    Kay_Tade
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    [quote:ace2030b73=”stevedaymond”]As they are a worker I would personnally turn them down as working illegally[/quote:ace2030b73]

    I would say as if they are self-sufficient, have comprehensive medical insurance and would not be an unreasonable burden to the state they should be ebtitled to HB/CTb. What the current circumstances are is what determines the eligiblity to benefit not what the previous circumstances were in the past.

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