Just seeking clarification on the situation post June, on the right to claim benefits for family members of an EEA national who now has settled status
Am I right in thinking that if person A has settled status, and person B (who is a family member) has pre-settled status, then person B may still be eligible for means tested benefits if person A already had acquired a permanent right to reside, or was/is a worker or any other category of qualified person?
My thoughts are that a family member cannot have rights based on the settled status per se (as could have got this by living in UK but not here as a qualified person) but that time that person A spent as a qualified person pre Dec 2020, or even currently can still assist person B – is that correct?
family members is an area that seems to be messy. If person B is relying on A’s status, how long does this last? is this until person B is eligible for settled status in their own right? (providing person A has permanent right to reside, or is still a worker during that period?) or have I totally misunderstood the situation?