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Hi

 

 

I need some advice i just married abroad and now want to call my wife on spouse visa. I am currently on ESA (Support Group) and DLA lower rate (Mobility)

 

Currently i am getting ESA £125 DLA lower rate £21 housing benefits £94 and council tex £11.00 per week

 

 

I heard that i should be exempt from financial requirements so can anybody confirm if its true and i can sponsor my spouse to call in UK.

 

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Hello there.

 

I take it your wife is from outside the EEA?

 

HB


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No such luck.

My spouse is a Filing and my retired income is £400 below the requirement and has been refused on financial grounds. Not too worried as it is definitely more fun in the Philippines than the UK

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the old = No Recourse to public funds criteria!

 

where did you hear that you may be clear of the financial criteria???

 

if some changes it is new to me having been through the mill ages ago?


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There is an exemption as you're on DLA; however, you'd still need to show adequate funds to maintain and accommodate the two of you.


In England advise is a verb (a doing word) advise/advising/advised, advice is a noun. I might ask for advice or give advice.

 

The same with license (verb) license/licensing/licensed, but one would have a driving licence (noun).

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There is an exemption as you're on DLA; however, you'd still need to show adequate funds to maintain and accommodate the two of you.

 

without recourse to public funds !


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Hi my wife is outside EEA and i cant work due to my disabilities so i am on DLA and ESA , i have savings over 3k living in one bedroom house, either i been misinformed or there is some confusion if someone on DLA and then he or she should be exempt from financial requirements

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Who told you that you're exempt please?

 

HB

 

like to know having dealt in the past on the problems regarding this subject.


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Last month Telegraph Expat disclosed that ministers had reneged on a promise to allow expats who had paid into the NHS for decades access to free health service care if they fell ill during a trip back home. Instead they face a punitive 50 per cent surcharge on the cost of any treatment.

Now the Government is being accused of putting unreasonable obstacles in the way of Britons who want to return home with their spouses if the spouse does not hold a European Economic Area passport.

Anger has been fuelled among expats by the UK’s demand that UK citizens must prove an annual income of £18,600 or have £62,500 in savings which must have been held for six months.

It means that the UK is now setting one of the highest thresholds in the world. By comparison, the United States demands an income of £12,654 for an American wanting to bring a spouse into the country

 

 

Telegraph posted 03 Jul 2015


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• British expat loses bid to crowd-fund his Filipino wife's UK visa

Before the changes were introduced in July 2012, somebody wanting to bring in a spouse had to demonstrate that this could be done without relying on taxpayer support. The courts held this figure to be around £5,500 a year after tax.

According to the Home Office, the new threshold reflected the view of the Government that it was in the public interest to control immigration and ensure that family migrants were financially independent.

At the time the changes came in, an impact assessment conducted by the government estimated that 17,800 families per year would be affected by the new rules.

“This is having a much greater impact than originally intended. It is splitting up families and hitting real people with real jobs,” said senior immigration lawyer Katrina Cooper of Faegre Baker Daniels.

Another immigration lawyer, Colin Yeo of Garden Court Chambers, agreed. “It is affecting a lot of people,” he said.


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Who told you that you're exempt please?

 

HB

 

 

My community health worker who works for NHS

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Going back to the days of the Thatcher !!! Primary Purpose Rule"


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My community health worker who works for NHS

 

What///////////////////////////////////////////????????????????? maybe I should advise a medical condition?


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The Immigration Rules say:

3.6.1 Where the applicant’s partner is in receipt of any of the following benefits or allowances in the UK, the applicant will be able to meet the financial requirement at that application stage by providing evidence of “adequate maintenance” rather than meeting an income threshold: (DLA...)

3.6.4 The applicant will not need to meet the minimum income threshold. Instead, the applicant is required to demonstrate that they will be adequately maintained without recourse to public funds.

 

Although it is clear that there is an exemption to the income threshold, which I understand to be the original question, you will have to show that you will be adequately maintained without recourse to public funds.

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In England advise is a verb (a doing word) advise/advising/advised, advice is a noun. I might ask for advice or give advice.

 

The same with license (verb) license/licensing/licensed, but one would have a driving licence (noun).

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