DMG Memo Vol 2/36

EEA FAMILY MEMBERS - PERSON SUBJECT TO IMMIGRATION CONTROL - SOCIAL SECURITY COMMISSIONER’S DECISION IN C2 /! -"! #DLA$
Co%&e%&' Introduction Background The Commissioner's Decision Benefits affected Re e!ant determination $nnotations Contacts INTRODUCTION 1% This &emo is to ad!ise of the im' ications of a Commissioner(s decision dated 12%)3%121 and gi!es guidance on its effect for Decision &akers%
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BAC-GROUND 2% The a''e ant* a nationa of the +nited ,tates of $merica* -as 'ermitted to enter the +nited .ingdom due to her marriage to a British citi/en% ,he -as granted a c earance !isa su01ect to the condition 2no recourse to 'u0 ic funds3% The a''e ant made a c aim for Disa0i it4 5i!ing $ o-ance -hich -as disa o-ed as she -as considered to 0e a 6'erson su01ect to immigration contro ( and -as e7c uded from 0eing a-arded Disa0i it4 5i!ing $ o-ance in accordance -ith section 118 of the Immigration and $s4 um $ct 1###% T.E COMMISSIONER/S DECISION 4% 9aragra'h 1 of 9art II of the ,ocia ,ecurit4 :Immigration and $s4 um; Conse<uentia $mendments Regu ations :=I; 2))) :the 2))) Conse<uentia $mendments Regu ations; 'ro!ides for e7ce'tions to the e7c usions contained in section 118 of the Immigration and $s4 um $ct 1###% This inc udes 0eing a

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mem0er of a fami 4 of a nationa of a ,tate contracting 'art4 to the $greement on the >uro'ean >conomic $rea signed at ?'orto on 2 &a4 1##2 :the ?'orto $greement; and the 9rotoco $d1usting the $greement on the >uro'ean >conomic $rea signed at Brusse s on the 17 &arch 1##3 :the Brusse s $greement;* i%e% 0eing an >>$ fami 4 mem0er% 8% The Commissioner decided that the o!erarching 'ur'ose of the 2))) Conse<uentia $mendment Regu ations -as to make further 'ro!ision for the rece'tion conditions of as4 um seekers in the +.% 9aragra'h 1 of 9art II of the 2))) Conse<uentia $mendment Regu ations -as ado'ted so as to ensure that indi!idua s* 0ecause of their >>$ status* -ou d not 0e affected 04 these measures and -ou d 0e e7em't from the e7c usions contained in the Immigration and $s4 um $ct 1###% The ?'orto and Brusse s $greements -ere mentioned in 'aragra'h 1 of 9art II of the 2))) Conse<uentia $mendment Regu ations so as to define the categor4 of 'ersons inc uded i%e% >>$ citi/ens and their fami 4 mem0ers% In summar4* The Commissioner found that the a''e ant's hus0and -as an >>$ nationa 04 !irtue of his +. citi/enshi'% The a''e ant -as in turn the fami 4 mem0er of an >>$ nationa and cou d 0enefit from the e7em'tions contained in the 2))) Conse<uentia $mendment Regu ations% This meant that as an >>$ fami 4 mem0er she -as not su01ect to section 118 of the Immigration and $s4 um $ct 1### and cou d not therefore 0e considered a 6'erson su01ect to immigration contro (% BENEFITS AFFECTED 7% This decision a'' ies to $ttendance $ o-ance* ,e!ere Disa0 ement $ o-ance* In!a id Care $ o-ance* Disa0i it4 5i!ing $ o-ance and a ,ocia @und 'a4ment1%
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RELEVANT DETERMINATON "% This is a re e!ant decision for the 'ur'oses of the ?rder 1 from 12%)3%12%
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$n4 decision made after 12%)3%12 refusing $ttendance $ o-ance* ,e!ere Disa0 ement $ o-ance* In!a id Care $ o-ance* Disa0i it4 5i!ing $ o-ance or a ,ocia @und 'a4ment on the 0asis that a non->>$ c aimant -as considered to 0e a 6'erson su01ect to immigration contro ( -hi st the4 -ere the fami 4 mem0er of a +. nationa ma4 no- need to 0e reconsidered on the grounds that it is -rong in a-%

ANNOTATIONS The num0er of this &emo* D&A &emo Bo 2C36 shou d 0e noted against the fo o-ing D&A 'aragra'hsD)7)"33* )7)"34* )7)"36* )7)#)8* )711"7* )711#8 E )72#")%

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