European Union (EU) Settled Status Scheme - I have applied for EU Settlement Scheme and I'm still waiting for a decision
The EU Settled Status scheme is the scheme to protect EEA citizens' rights in the UK now the UK has left the European Union.
- Last reviewed 19 June 2023
I have applied for EU Settlement Scheme and I'm still waiting for a decision
If you have made an application to the EU Settlement Scheme for settled or pre-settled status and you are still waiting for a decision from the Home Office (or if your application was refused and you are waiting for a decision from the Home Office on your appeal or administrative review of that decision) you have access to many benefits.
However, if the benefit you want to claim requires you to have a right to reside (for example Universal Credit, Pension Credit, Housing Benefit or Child Benefit) then you will need to show that you have a free movement right to reside.
You can access other benefits that do not require a right to reside, provided you satisfy the conditions for those benefits, including the presence and residence tests.
Having pre-settled status means you are not defined as a ‘person subject to immigration control’ and so you are not excluded from any benefits for that reason.