24 Mar 2021
From September 2012, young migrants with Limited Leave to Remain (LLR) had to wait 10 years after receiving their status before they could access student finance. With the help of Just for Kids Law, we intervened in a Supreme Court case regarding this matter and overturned the rules.
Now young people with LLR must prove that they have lived at least half their lives in the UK and have 3 years continuous lawful status by the time they are ready to start their academic course in September.
Our job wasn’t done.
Young migrants often don't realise that they don't have any lawful status until they start applying for universities. By the time they apply for permission to stay in the UK and receive their status, they still have to wait 3 years before they can be helped by the government financially. So, we started our #YoungGiftedAndBlocked campaign.