UK MIGRANTS GET COVID-19 SUPPORT BY THE UK GOVERNMENT
The UK government has promised to give support to migrants residing in the UK, if they are not entitled to live in the UK permanently. This support can be in the shape of medical treatment, access to public funds, and so on.
Access to public funding
UK Migrants may be able to access public funds by submitting a ‘change of conditions’ application. This includes migrants on a UK family or private life visa and one of the following conditions applies to them:
They are poor or at risk of becoming deprived.
They are facing extraordinary financial problems or
Their child is at a great trouble only because of the migrant’s little income
Rest assured that migrants Immigration statuses will be untouched if they try to get a coronavirus test or medical treatment. Similarly, migrants are not bound to pay the cost for the diagnosis of Covid-19 nor remedy of it.
If the migrants be believed as ‘vulnerable’, they will be obligated to protect, meaning they need to stay at home and not go out of their homes. This way, migrants are qualified for support at the same time as they safeguard, for example via delivery orders for prescription and food purchases.
Housing support costs
For UK government support, renters and tenants who are migrants are also eligible.
Mortgages in tough financial situations can be accessible repayment holidays for a period of up to 3 months. Migrants in jeopardy of not being able to give their mortgage or encounter extreme financial problems should contact their mortgage provider to consider their possibilities.
Further support from the Government
Migrants who are employed, their employers can request for monetary support from the UK government if their business is not able to stay open due to the coronavirus pandemic or their company no longer obligates the migrant to do their job also due to COVID-19.
Employed migrants who precisely do not have access to public funds, which means their biometric residence permit clearly states NRPF or ‘no public funds’, then they can apply for other forms of support for example Statutory Sick Pay, the Job Support Scheme or the Coronavirus Job retention Scheme, or contributory Employment and Support allowance if they have submitted sufficient National Insurance contributions.
Migrants in the UK who are Self-employed can apply for financial support through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme from December 2020.
For students who are migrants, they can get in touch with their embassy or consulate for assistance. The good news is that their sponsors are not required to report students absences if they are due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
If you have any questions regarding the information mentioned in this blog or your immigration matters, please comment below!
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