EU Settlement Scheme
The CPA is developing information and advice on the EU Settlement Scheme and its implications for the adult social care workforce, people who use social care services and their family and friends in England.
The deadline for applying to the EU Settlement Scheme is 30 June 2021.
Care providers should familiarise themselves with the following government resources.
For people applying to the EU Settlement Scheme:§
- Delays in processing applications due to coronavirus – 27 March 2020 - GOV.UK
- Stay in the UK ('settled status'): step by step
- Apply to the EU Settlement Scheme (settled and pre-settled status)
- EU Settlement Scheme: applicant information
Funding will be available to Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations willing to support vulnerable EU citizens and their family members with making EUSS applications.
Funding will also be available across the UK for Local Authorities (LAs) and local government associations or organisations providing support services (or equivalents in the Devolved Administrations).
The Home Office is making a level of continuity funding available to the existing 57 Grant-Funded Organisations through to the end of September 2020. As a result, the competitive bidding process will be for up to £4.5 million and will initially cover the period 1 October 2020 to 31 March 2021.
EUSS and coronavirus§
Coronavirus restrictions have resulted in some changes to EUSS application processes.
There will be delays in processing applications due to coronavirus (COVID-19). The Home Office is not accepting documents by post.
You cannot currently make an appointment to scan your ID document because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Because of coronavirus (COVID-19) there are temporary changes to the way you can check documents. Read guidance about the adjusted process, including asking for documents digitally, making checks on a video call, and what to do if someone cannot provide any accepted documents.
Updated main guidance and suitability requirements to reflect changes to Appendix EU made by Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules: HC 120, 12 March 2020.