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Hi thank you for your enquiry and your patience.
Hi, yes you can work, it is a permit under the EEA regulations not a visa and make sure you apply for your settled status if your wife already has applied before your 6 months lapse. Your employer should call the home office and they will confirm to them. Most employers want to see a biometric card as evidence but you will not get that until you have made your application for the settled status or if your wife hasnt got hers yet for your residence card. I hope this answers your question and I would be grateful for your rating at your earliest convenience. All the best
Hi you can retain a solicitor yes, is your employer a small company or established company?
They should know that as a direct family member you are entitled to work. Under the residence card regime when you applied for the card you would get the Certificate of Application which would really assist as you would be able to show this to the employer and they would do the verification checks with no complication. You do not get that letter anymore with the settled status scheme. I would strongly recommend that you get a local immigration solicitor to write to the employer and if you have not applied for the residence card (it only costs you £65) or the settled scheme (which is free) just do it because then you will not have to explain yourself each time you want to get work.