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Im a british citizen and my husband is American/commonwealth

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I'm a british citizen and my husband is American/commonwealth citizen (dual citizenship) and has lived in the UK and retired recently. Would he have access to public fund without obtaining any other documents or citizenship?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: UK Immigration Law
Expert:  John Knox replied 5 years ago.

I will do my best to help you with this.

When you say 'public fund' are you talking about benefits?

Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Yes, I mean benefit

Expert:  John Knox replied 5 years ago.
OK. As someone who is ordinarily resident in the UK and married to a British citizen, he would have access to benefits in the same way a British citizen would. I take it that you would be thinking of the state pension and pension credits.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Sorry, I didn't make myself clear. 'Im the one making a claim (joint claim) due to redundancy and .have been paying for morgage since his retiremet.
Expert:  John Knox replied 5 years ago.
Oh, I see. That would not make a difference to your eligibility. THe fact remains that your husband is entitled to benefits of whatever kind, on the basis of his permanent residence in the UK.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thanks Mr. Knox
Expert:  John Knox replied 5 years ago.
You are most welcome