I am hoping that you guys can help me. Long story short I have been living in the UK for the last 8 years. I have worked pretty much all the way up until February this year with an odd break due to changing jobs etc. I have never had to rely on the system, however due to unforeseen circumstances I had to apply for benefits in May. I wanted to avoid doing it but had no other choice. I had been struggling to find a job and had a bit of problem with my health. Somehow I have managed to fail the test twice. The first time the reason was " You don't have/ you haven't demonstrated a right to reside, the 2nd time was "inactive" As I have mentioned before I have worked and also studied in Scotland ever since I have moved here and find it a bit bizarre especially since I know of people who have been here a lot less and have worked less than me and are getting the support.
I didn't want for things to come to this but I have been here for long enough I think to be able to get some support, I wil be asking for mandatory reconsideration, just wanted to check who rights do I have, if any?