For employers and EUSS applicants
Information for social care staff and employers on the EU Settlement Scheme, including information for organisations supporting vulnerable EU/EEA citizens to apply to the EUSS.
For organisations supporting vulnerable people to apply§
EU Settlement Scheme – Essential Webinars for Local Authorities, Social Workers, Care Provider Networks and organisations supporting vulnerable EU/EEA citizens to apply for an immigration status - ADASS
There are now less than 50 days until the 30 June 2021 deadline, after which those without pre or settled status could lose access to the NHS, employment, and continuing rights to benefits. ADASS’s upcoming series of webinars will provide valuable guidance around how to support EUSS applications where mental capacity is an issue; all webinars will cover information about the late application policy guidance; ADASS will have immigration lawyers attending some sessions and there will be three webinars delivered by the NRPF Forum. ADASS are pleased to welcome a number of Home Office Grant Funded Organisations (GFOs) to our webinars who will all be able to either take direct applicant referrals or be able to signpost to others that will be able to assist. This is an exceptional opportunity to create direct links with GFOs that can provide much needed help and guidance.
As we are now very close to the application deadline, the ADASS webinars have been scheduled as follows – there are still more to be confirmed, and it’s likely they will be offering more during July, August and September directly focused on the late application processes:
- 25 May, 1300-1400: Citizens Advice Luton – are able to take national referrals
- 26 May, 1500-1615: The AIRE Centre – National – EUSS Applications for people who lack mental capacity
- 27 May, 1300-1400: International Organisation for Migration – South West England
- 08 Jun, 1100-1215: Citizens Advice Redbridge, London
- 09 Jun, 1230-1400: No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) Forum
- 16 Jun, 1230-1345: Citizens Advice North/South Lincoln & East Midlands
- 17 Jun, 1300-1415: New Europeans London/Home Counties
- 23 Jun, 1230-1400: No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) Forum
- 21 July, 1230-1400: No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) Forum
Please see ADASS web page for more detail about each webinar and book to your place now – www.adass.org.uk/euss
- EU Settlement Scheme: Employer toolkit
- EU Settlement Scheme: Introduction for employers
- Ensuring the settled status and right to work of social care and NHS staff - NHS Employers webinar – Weds 26 May 2021
- UK-EU agreement and social care: DHSC letter for adult social care – 30 December 2020 - DHSC
- 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.