- Some claimants are excluded from entitlement to Housing Benefit(and other benefits) because of their immigration status.
- This is because a person subject to immigration control (PSIC) cannot claim Housing Benefit under HB Regulation 10.
They will be a PSIC if they have no leave to remain or limited leave to remain* which is subject to certain restrictions.
(*Except where the person with limited leave to remain has Refugee or Humanitarian Protection status - then they CAN claim).
- Where one of a couple is a PSIC but the other can claim HB they should ensure that the one who can claim is the HB claimant - but where the PSIC has no recourse to ublic funds there are other important issues to consider - click here.
Non-EEA Nationals who are "PSIC" ie excluded by virtue of their immigration status are those who:
Have no 'leave to remain':
- Illegal immigrants.
- People awaiting deportation.
Are here on a 'Temporary admission':
- Asylum seekers who entered after 2000 (except those from EEA states).
Have 'Limited leave to remain' subject to the following restrictions:
- A person with no recourse to public funds.
- Someone whose entry to the UK was under a sponsorship agreement (unless they have been in the UK more than 5 years or their sponsor/s has died).
the OISC website lists immigration advice services- here.
that some people fleeing domestic violence can claim under the DDV concession.
Click on the links below for more information.