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Immigration,Housing and Welfare Benefits Solomon Adeyeni Policy & Review Manager Housing Advice Service/Trainee Solicitor.

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1 Immigration,Housing and Welfare Benefits Solomon Adeyeni Policy & Review Manager Housing Advice Service/Trainee Solicitor

2 Immigration: Asylum & Refugee Asylum-Fear of persecution from another country-Asylum & Immigration Act Refugee-UKBA granted leave to remain in the United Kingdom. This may be: Discretionary leave to remain Humanitarian leave to remain Exceptional leave to remain Limited leave to enter(sponsor) Indefinite leave to remain Accommodation assistance for Asylum seekers National Asylum Support Service Accommodation for Refugees Once granted leave to remain in the UK,most refugees will be entitled to public funds and will be able to approach local housing authority for housing advice and assistance. Limited leave to enter(sponsor) Is sponsor still alive Applicant must have lived in the UK for 5 years. Is there any domestic violence. Applicant with dependant who has no recourse to public funds-Bah v UK [2011]

3 British Citizens and Welfare Benefits British subjects British Overseas Territory Citizens British Citizens Habitual Residence Test

4 European Union Nationals & Welfare Benefits Qualified person under the EU law Worker Self employed Student Job seekers with prospect of getting a job Self sufficient person Permanent Residence

5 European Union Nationals & Welfare Benefits (continued) Family member of EU National Family member / EU National with dependant and in full time education (Ibrahim v UK [2010]

6 Type of Tenure Licence Matrimonial Rights Assured shorthold Tenancy Secure Tenancy Assured Tenancy Home owner

7 16/17 & Housing Assessment G v Southwark LBC [2010]

8 Questions


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