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Hi,If my wifes in UK on spouse settlement visa and has

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Hi Alex Watts, If my wife's in UK on spouse settlement visa and has funds in her name but I'm out of work, can I apply for housing benefit in my name (I'm a British citizen)? Would it affect her visa application now or in future? Thanks.

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 3 years ago.
Hello,

Yes, as a British Citizen, you may claim housing benefit in your name. It will not affect her immigration status now or in the future.

See page 13 of this internal Home Office guidance for confirmation of my answer:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/284160/Public_funds_v12_0EXT.pdf

Hope this helps







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