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  1. Immigration,Housing and Welfare Benefits Solomon Adeyeni Policy & Review Manager Housing Advice Service/Trainee Solicitor

  2. Asylum-Fear of persecution from another country-Asylum & Immigration Act 1996. Refugee-UKBA granted leave to remain in the United Kingdom. This may be: Discretionary leave to remain Humanitarian leave to remain Exceptional leave to remain Limited leave to enter(sponsor) Indefinite leave to remain Immigration: Asylum & Refugee Accommodation assistance for Asylum seekers National Asylum Support Service Accommodation for Refugees Once granted leave to remain in the UK,most refugees will be entitled to public funds and will be able to approach local housing authority for housing advice and assistance. Limited leave to enter(sponsor) Is sponsor still alive Applicant must have lived in the UK for 5 years. Is there any domestic violence. Applicant with dependant who has no recourse to public funds-Bah v UK [2011]

  3. British Citizens and Welfare Benefits • British subjects • British Overseas Territory Citizens • British Citizens • Habitual Residence Test

  4. European Union Nationals & Welfare Benefits • Qualified person under the EU law • Worker • Self employed • Student • Job seekers with prospect of getting a job • Self sufficient person • Permanent Residence

  5. European Union Nationals & Welfare Benefits (continued) • Family member of EU National • Family member / EU National with dependant and in full time education (Ibrahim v UK [2010]

  6. Type of Tenure • Licence • Matrimonial Rights • Assured shorthold Tenancy • Secure Tenancy • Assured Tenancy • Home owner

  7. 16/17 & Housing Assessment • G v Southwark LBC [2010]

  8. Questions