130,000 EU citizens on UK benefits yet to apply for settled status, leak suggests

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Scheme closes in nine days, with many still at risk of losing access to healthcare, jobs and homes

Fears have been raised that at least 100,000 EU citizens settled in the UK risk losing access to healthcare and other benefits, after the leak of government figures on the EU settled status scheme.

With just nine days to go before the scheme closes, the figures show that 130,000 of the 820,000 Europeans claiming benefits ranging from children’s allowance to income support have not yet applied for settled status.

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