EU Settlement Scheme – Extra Statutory Payments

August 2021

EU Settlement Scheme – Extra Statutory Payments

Following the end of the Grace Period on 30 June 2021, the government has released more details on how EEA nationals with current benefit claims who have not made an application to the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) will be treated.

 A further data matching exercise (where they compare and contrast benefit claims to EUSS applications) will be made in September and letters will be sent out;

 Claimants will have a month to apply from the date of this letter;

 If no application is made, benefit entitlement will be suspended, with claimants given a further month to apply;

 In the meantime, benefit payments will continue as an Extra Statutory payment.