Immigration: EU Nationals:Written question - 7183

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Asked on: 23 January 2020
Home Office
Immigration: EU Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2020 to Question 3166, what funding will be available after March 2020 to support vulnerable EU citizens who are (a) homeless, (b) elderly and (c) young people in care in applying for the EU Settlement Scheme.
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Answered by: Kevin Foster
Answered on: 30 June 2020

The latest published information shows that more than 3.6 million (3,612,400) EU Settlement Scheme applications had been received up to 31 May 2020. In the same period 3.3 million (3,319,000) applications had been concluded of which 57% were granted settled status and 41% pre-settled status.

The latest figures can be found in the Home Office’s ‘EU Settlement Scheme monthly statistics’ available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/eu-settlement-scheme-statistics

The Home Office remains committed to supporting vulnerable and hard to reach groups after March 2020, through a wide range of support available online, over the phone and in person to help people apply.

The Settlement Resolution Centre is in place to provide assistance to applicants with any questions about the scheme or who need help applying. Additional support is also available to those EU citizens in the UK who do not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to apply. This includes over 300 assisted digital locations across the UK where people can be supported through their application. It is one of several ways people can verify their identity, including by post. There are also over 80 locations where applicants can have their passport scanned and verified across the UK. The Home Office also works closely with other Government departments, including DfE, MHCLG, HMRC and DWP, as well as engaging with Local Authorities and Devolved Administrations to support and promote the EUSS.

The Home Office recently committed a further £8 million of grant funding for FY 2020/21 to ensure important information and assistance continue to get through to those hardest to reach, allowing charities, as well as local authorities to bid for funding to provide support to vulnerable people, including young people across the UK.

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