We can only assist with the Change of Conditions application. Below are a list of organisations we recommend which provide additional advice and support on the following:
Finance and Debt
If you are given recourse to public funds, you will need to apply for the benefits you want to claim. You can do this online (start here) or by going to your local Jobcentre. There is some information about this process here.
Child Benefit: Even if you have No Recourse to Public Funds, you may still be eligible to claim Child Benefit if your child is British. Please contact us here for details.
Employment and Education
Student Loan and University Information
If you have Limited Leave to Remain, you may still be able to get a student loan. According to the Student Finance website, you ‘may’ be given student finance if you have Limited Leave to Remain, regardless of whether you have recourse to public funds. You can contact Student Finance (details here) to clarify whether you can apply for student finance as you have Limited Leave to Remain. The below organisations support migrants and the children of migrants with access to further education.
Contacting your MP
You can contact your MP if you have immigration problems as they may be able to support you to resolve them or advocate on your behalf. They are there to help people who live in their constituency. If you need an urgent response to your Change of Conditions application, you can write to them. If you don’t know how to do this, you can use this guide and template letter.