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Old 26th March 2020, 05:07 PM
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Hi all, I see a lot of threads here about the immigration applications in the middle of Covid-19, but I'm wondering about the government stimulus package for employees and self-employed. As an immigrant on a spouse visa living in the UK, does anyone have any sense of whether we are allowed to apply for and accept this type of funds? I'm not sure if we are ineligible based on the "no public funds" stipulation on our visas.

All I'm seeing so far is that it's based on the past 3 years of tax records, which could also be a snag since I've only been the UK about a year and a half, so only filed 1 tax assessment so far.

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I think you just have to stay on top of whatever information the government releases. This is all new and there are still many unanswered questions.

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This also worries me. As it stand my husband and my son are british citizen but not me. I am currently holding FLR M spouse visa. So We dont know if my husband should ne claiming for a couple and child. Or just a single person and to our son. Can anyone help please. We are currently have no income. Husband self employed under PAYE. Today there is an announcement made but we have to wait 5 weeks for that and the only option is to apply for yhe universal credit cause as it stand the chancellor says this will be automatic payment ASAP if we apply today. Thank you.

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Azure is your partner is british citizen?

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hi, i am same as you.spouse of a British citizen, my wife is self employed.we did not apply for UC as it is public funds and might effect my coming ilr application.my question is the today self employed scheme announced by the government to support self employed people , is this grant consider as public funds or no and if my wife applys for this grant effect my coming ilr.thank you.

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COVID-19 relief grants (including the employment retention scheme and small business/self-employment support grants) have NOT been declared a public fund. This is only my personal opinion but I think it would be ludicrous to exempt people who are subject to immigration controls, and I highly doubt the government will make this segregation.

Regarding Universal Credit - A British spouse is still entitled to UC even if you aren't. It does not affect your ILR application.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-...#who-can-apply

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Clever octupus. You meantion UC that does mean i could apply. Because when we go to the website you have to create an account and join the account of your partner. So you can claim as a joint couplez that means i have to create an account aswell. My husband and son are british citizen only me is under immigration control. Thank you

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COVID-19 relief grants (including the employment retention scheme and small business/self-employment support grants) have NOT been declared a public fund. This is only my personal opinion but I think it would be ludicrous to exempt people who are subject to immigration controls, and I highly doubt the government will make this segregation.

Regarding Universal Credit - A British spouse is still entitled to UC even if you aren't. It does not affect your ILR application.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-...#who-can-apply

thank you clever octopus for your reply.With regard the self employed scheme grant ,if my wife who is a british and working as self employed and i am relay on her income for my next ilr in two months, if she applied for this grant, does that have impact on my application. thank you.

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Again...

If a British person is entitled to benefits, they can claim it in their own name. It doesn't affect their spouse's visa. I've also just said that this grant isn't even a public fund.
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The scheme is not a public fund. It is a scheme created for self employed due to being out of work becuase of the outbreak. This wont effect your application if you want to apply it. As I understand it but this scheme aint ready till june. You and I and other household whos partner is self employed has to wait 5 weeks. Other option is to apply UC but to apply this you who is under immigration control and your british partner need to create an individual account if you plan on claiming as a JOINT couple That means it looks like you were claiming aswell, is that right? But like CleverOctupus said. This wont affect our ILR or future application. Correct me i am wrong.


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