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UK Representation to the EU, UKREP Myth vs Facts

News Claim: ukrep issues clarification on various myths and truths around it. It said, There are a number of myths around the EU Settlement Scheme. EU citizens and their families are our friends, neighbors, and colleagues. We want them to stay.   

Facts Check: Fact busted by UKREP

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Facts Check Analysis: UKRep is one of the UK’s busiest posts, with a team sourced from over 20 UK government departments working to ensure that UK policies are explained to other EU member states, the European Commission and members of the European Parliament.

 

Below is the list of all the myth busted 

There are a number of myths around the EU Settlement Scheme. EU citizens and their families are our friends, neighbors, and colleagues. We want them to stay.  

MYTH 1:  Pre-settled status means less security and lesser rights 

TRUTH:  Pre-settled and settled status mean people can work, study, receive healthcare and access benefits and services as they do now 

MYTH 2:  Pre-settled status means less security and lesser rights

TRUTH:  Pre-settled and settled status mean people can work, study, receive healthcare and access benefits and services as they do now

 

MYTH 3:  Pre-settled status is incompatible with EU law

TRUTH:  This matches EU free movement rules whereby someone qualifies for permanent residence after five years

MYTH 4: People getting pre-settled status unfairly

TRUTH: Nobody has been granted pre-settled status without first being offered the opportunity to submit evidence that they qualify for settled status. Pre-settled leads to settled status after 5 years residence in

MYTH 5: Most of those getting pre-settled status have lived in the UK for more than five years.

TRUTH: The proportion of people getting pre-settled is close to official estimates on EU citizens arriving within the last five years

MYTH 6: Too many people being refused

TRUTH:  According to internal statistics, there have been over 1.5million applications.  Up until the end of August there had only been one refusal.

MYTH 7: Automatic registration, or a ‘declaratory scheme’ would be better

TRUTH: This scheme ensures EU citizens will have the evidence they need in future to demonstrate their rights in the UK

MYTH 8: Automatic registration, or a ‘declaratory scheme’ would be better

TRUTH: This scheme ensures EU citizens will have the evidence they need in future to demonstrate their rights in the UK