For those who are applying as a family member of a British citizen who they lived with in the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, claims must be made by March 29, 2022.
The DWP detailed there are “many different reasons” that can be included as reasonable grounds for missing the deadline.
However, it noted there was not a “complete list” of reasons available and claimants can still act and have their application considered even if they do not hit certain examples.
The DWP detailed reasonable grounds could include some of the following:
- You’re a child, or applying for your child, and you did not know you needed to apply
- Your parent, guardian or local authority did not apply for you when you were a child
- You have, or had, a medical condition which prevented you from applying