A new guidance regarding the application under the EU Settlement Scheme has been release on December 2nd 2020 by the Home Office. The document explains the procedure of applying under the EU Settlement Scheme in respect of adults with care or support needs.
Adults with care or support needs may include adults lacking the mental capacity to make their own decisions or with broader care or support needs, such as those who may be residing in a residential care home, or receiving care and support services in their own home, with long-term physical or mental health needs or a disability.
Applications can be made on someone’s behalf by:
• a person with a power of attorney for the applicant;
• a deputy appointed by the Court of Protection in England and Wales;
• a person with an intervention or guardianship order made in Scotland;
• a controller appointed by an order made by the High Court in Northern Ireland;
• a legal guardian;
• another appropriate third party, e.g. a friend, relative, carer, social worker, support worker or legal representative.
For more details about the entire procedure you can read here.
This document comes after the last Guidance published in May, which sets out the role that local authorities and health and social care trusts have in ensuring that looked after children and care leavers, who are EU, other European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss citizens, or their family member, make an application to the EU Settlement Scheme. The document can be read here.