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Thank-you for your question. Home Office policy on public funds is that there is no objection to the British citizen/settled sponsor receiving any public funds to which he or she is entitled in his or her own right. The important factor to consider is whether there will be a need for the sponsor to claim additional public funds to support the applicant. If so, then it cannot be said that the applicant can, and will, be maintained without recourse to public funds and the application will be refused.
Turning to the facts of your case therefore, the fact that you claim public funds does not prevent your husband from obtaining settlement. The Home Office is only concerned with whether your husband will need to rely on public funds himself or whether you will need to claim additional public funds to maintain him. Provided that you can answer 'no' to these two issues that you will have no problem satisfying the maintenance requirement.
For further information on the maintenance requirement you might like to read the following internal guidance document prepared by the Home Office for its caseworkers:
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