I (44F) found out yesterday that my UC application had been declined due to failing habitual residence test.
I have been living here since 2014 and have pre-settled status. What angers me is that no explanation was given just case closed. Even after I send the proof of my status.
After reading lots of articles online I found out this seems to be a cruel loop hole they use against EU citizens. As much I can tell his is against article 23 where Britain agreed to provide services to pre-settled and settled people after registration.
My maternity contract ended in December and after a short temp job in January I was interviewing for a fab job all Feb. Made it down to final 2 and simply missed out. The day after Corona happened. I have lived off my savings until now but after May I will be broke.