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My parents are currently living with me abroad but they need to return back to UK. Mum has health problems and whats to be back in UK. It very difficult for her here as they always need me to translate at doctors etc. The problem is that they don´t have property. Can they return to UK as homeless and where should they go for advise ?

 

It´s a very worrying time for them and I really need to makes sure they get all the help and advise they need.

 

Thanks in advance.

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dont you have relatives they could stop with when they get here ? or maybe you could private rent given the current state of council housing at this moment in time .your in a bit of a catch 22 situation here at the moment ,you cant do much from where you are but your parents need to be here to start things rolling? you could allways try the houses for rent section on here

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My sister moved back this last year as did a few of her friends my sister was lucky as she was accepted but some of her friends were not and couldnt claim a penny to help them as for the council i will be honest and say no way no how, you can private rent then claim housin benifit but only if you are accepted back in to UK residency its very tricky now to come back to UK with sodall and try to claim from the system. My sisters partner had a job line up back over here so it looked better for them, but even my sisters frind who is a teacher with 5 kids was refused and she'd come back! she went to hell and back to sort it. dont put them on a plane before you sort it.

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My sisters partner had a job line up back over here so it looked better for them, but even my sisters frind who is a teacher with 5 kids was refused and she'd come back! she went to hell and back to sort it. dont put them on a plane before you sort it.
i wonder how so many other people get here without problems then :huh:

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i wonder how so many other people get here without problems then :huh:

 

I no? but i think claiming assylum is easier because of the fear of been killed etc war in country stuff. It is very difficult for a UK citizen to return to uk but easy for a non UK citizen to claim residence here its bonkers.

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I no? but i think claiming assylum is easier because of the fear of been killed etc war in country stuff. It is very difficult for a UK citizen to return to uk but easy for a non UK citizen to claim residence here its bonkers.
ahhh that explains it then :hihi:

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If you order them to leave, they might be able to claim a homeless priority. Are they over 60? In which case, it is usually fairly easy to get a place anyway.

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I think it depends on how long they have been out of the UK, as it may even include NHS treatment, I recently took someone for an appoinment at NGH, and I was reading a leaflet to do with entitlement to free NHS treatment, there was something in there to do with UK citizens beeing out of the UK for long periods of time but I can't remember the details.

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In regards to the NHS and its services:

 

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/Entitlementsandcharges/OverseasVisitors/Browsable/DH_074386

 

If you go anywhere abroad for more than three months, either for a one-off extended holiday for a few months or to live permanently for several years, but then return to the UK to take up permanent residence here again, then you will be entitled to receive free NHS hospital treatment from the day you return. So will your spouse, civil partner and children (under the age of 16, or 19 if in further education) if they are also living with you permanently in the UK again.

 

Once you are living here permanently you will become ordinarily resident and the Regulations will cease to apply to you. Your spouse, civil partner and child will also be considered ordinarily resident if they are living permanently in the UK with you. If they are not living permanently in the UK then the Regulations will apply and in order to be entitled to free hospital treatment they will have to meet one of the categories of exemption in their own right.

 

In common with those ordinarily resident in the UK, anyone who is exempt from charges for hospital treatment will have to pay statutory NHS charges, eg prescription charges, unless they also qualify for exemption from these, and will have to go onto waiting lists for treatment where appropriate.

 

In regards to your family returning back to the UK, most sites Ive googled have recommended you speak to someone at Citizens Advise as the rules are quite complex

 

Eligible for assistance

 

Certain people who arrive in this country, or who are returning from a period living abroad do not qualify for housing under homelessness laws. For example, many asylum-seekers (but not all) are excluded, as is someone who has spent significant time living away from the UK even if they are a UK citizen.

 

The rules on eligibility are complex and if you are arriving in or returning to the UK, you should seek specialist advice at, for example, at a Citizens Advice Bureau. To search for details of your nearest CAB, including those that can give advice by email, click on (New window) nearest CAB.

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Get ready for some abuse.

 

Hmmm, it doesn't say if her parents were UK tax payers though. If they were and worked all their working lives here then damn right they should be eligible for help.

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Hmmm, it doesn't say if her parents were UK tax payers though. If they were and worked all their working lives here then damn right they should be eligible for help.
i think by todays standards being a law abiding full tax payer means nothing today:huh:

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