Getting Child Benefit before applying for ILR UK – Immigrationboards.com can i apply for housing benefit

Sheffield marketeer wrote:claiming benefits when not eligible is a serious case of non compliance i.E- a breach of immigration law in this case. I am not sure if paying back the money can help to be honest.

Unfortunately, in the case of child benefit in particular, parents seem to be actively encouragde by health visitors/midwives etc to apply for it once the child is born regardless of their immigration status, and told that HMRC will decide if you are eligible. HMRC also seems to have a habit of granting child benefit to those who are not eligible even though they are provide with the correct information and evidence clearly demonstrating that the applicant has no recourse to public funds.

If the UKBA finds out that the applicant has had recourse to public funds, this could result in a refusal on the grounds of breach of conditions, however, when an applicant applies for leave to remain, the forms generally asked whether the applicant is currently in receipt of public funds.How can i apply for housing benefit

if the applicant is no longer in receipt, he can therefore answer this question truthfully, it is for UKBA to check with HMRC if they wish to whether the applicant is or has been in receipt of them however in most cases they appear not to check historically, hence, if the OP pays back the benefits now, he may be OK when he applies for ILR.

Sheffield marketeer wrote:claiming benefits when not eligible is a serious case of non compliance i.E- a breach of immigration law in this case. I am not sure if paying back the money can help to be honest.

Unfortunately, in the case of child benefit in particular, parents seem to be actively encouragde by health visitors/midwives etc to apply for it once the child is born regardless of their immigration status, and told that HMRC will decide if you are eligible. HMRC also seems to have a habit of granting child benefit to those who are not eligible even though they are provide with the correct information and evidence clearly demonstrating that the applicant has no recourse to public funds.How can i apply for housing benefit

If the UKBA finds out that the applicant has had recourse to public funds, this could result in a refusal on the grounds of breach of conditions, however, when an applicant applies for leave to remain, the forms generally asked whether the applicant is currently in receipt of public funds. If the applicant is no longer in receipt, he can therefore answer this question truthfully, it is for UKBA to check with HMRC if they wish to whether the applicant is or has been in receipt of them however in most cases they appear not to check historically, hence, if the OP pays back the benefits now, he may be OK when he applies for ILR.

Greenie health professionals try their best to help anyone but to say they encourage people to apply is ridiculous, visas have the words clearly written no recourse ……….. So why do people apply ?How can i apply for housing benefit so many folk try to get what can when not entitled and then look to blame others. As correctly pointed out one has to apply for the benefit so applying when you know what is on your visa can not be excused .

Sheffield marketeer wrote:claiming benefits when not eligible is a serious case of non compliance i.E- a breach of immigration law in this case. I am not sure if paying back the money can help to be honest.

Unfortunately, in the case of child benefit in particular, parents seem to be actively encouragde by health visitors/midwives etc to apply for it once the child is born regardless of their immigration status, and told that HMRC will decide if you are eligible. HMRC also seems to have a habit of granting child benefit to those who are not eligible even though they are provide with the correct information and evidence clearly demonstrating that the applicant has no recourse to public funds.How can i apply for housing benefit

If the UKBA finds out that the applicant has had recourse to public funds, this could result in a refusal on the grounds of breach of conditions, however, when an applicant applies for leave to remain, the forms generally asked whether the applicant is currently in receipt of public funds. If the applicant is no longer in receipt, he can therefore answer this question truthfully, it is for UKBA to check with HMRC if they wish to whether the applicant is or has been in receipt of them however in most cases they appear not to check historically, hence, if the OP pays back the benefits now, he may be OK when he applies for ILR.

Greenie health professionals try their best to help anyone but to say they encourage people to apply is ridiculous, visas have the words clearly written no recourse ……….. So why do people apply ?How can i apply for housing benefit so many folk try to get what can when not entitled and then look to blame others. As correctly pointed out one has to apply for the benefit so applying when you know what is on your visa can not be excused .

My comment is not ridiculous it is the truth – I am speaking from experience- I have had numerous clients told to apply by health professionals as HMRC will make the assessment and decide if they are entitled – I then have to spend the time explaining why they shouldn’t apply. We had an example of this recently on the forum. I agree that visas/residence permits clearly state a person has no recourse, but you can understand why a person who is told by a professional to apply, may think it is OK and that they will not be given what they are not entitled. I am not excusing anything – just explaining what happens in reality.How can i apply for housing benefit HMRC should know better than a migrant that a person with no recourse to public funds, and who is not a beneficiary of a reciprocal agreement, is not entitled to child benefit!