Connect residents who are also originally citizens of the EU, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland or Lichenstein are being asked to get in touch and advise us on their European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS) status.
Following Brexit on 31 January 2020, the new EUSS was introduced to protect the rights of people living in the UK.
This means that from 1 July 2021 citizens of these countries may not be able to start a new job or claim benefits if they have not made an application to the scheme.
They and their family members must apply by 30 June 2021 to continue legally living and working in the UK. If they don’t, they could lose benefits, lose their job or even be asked to leave the UK.
Connect residents are asked to contact us on 0300 5000 600 as soon as possible to advise us of the status they have been awarded. Anyone who has not yet applied can get more information and advice from Citizens’ Advice Bureau or, if you live in Kirklees, from the Kirklees Law Centre.