Anyone? I see that the forum is active. Im in the wrong in what i said?
You're not wrong in what you said at all. I wasn't sure what advice I could give you which was why I didn't answer to begin with.
Some of the comments you got on moneysavingexpert were really horrible. You are not the fool, those other ignorant people are.
I am so sorry about your situation. Have you tried getting advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau? There may also be specialist charitable organisations that could assist you.
Ok thank you, I did not go into as much detail as I did here as I was not sure what kind of site it was as I never used. I thought it would be more professional. Well at least they dont know who I am.
no one told me about any charities. I will have to look at that. thankyou for taking the time. I know the people are more understanding here.
Unfortunately I can't advise on your situation but just wanted to say that you're not alone in having a bad experience on MoneySavingExpert forum! I wouldn't use it again after receiving rudeness and hostility when I asked for advice to help a family member and I've seen others treated the same way :(
I never going on that site again. I will worn others about that site.
I have just checked the Citizens Advice Bureau website and some of their branches offer help with this sort of thing:
Would your parents be able to help you, or is this not an option?
Hi Lost One 187
Sorry to hear about your experience. This is such an ugly chapter in UK history. It most certainly isn't anything whatsoever about your value or integrity, it is the problem of the central government in the UK.
I left the UK for good in 1999 and I worry about the rights I will lose, where I did not even get a vote in this.
What passport do you have then?
As you sound a nice person, Your Parents will not be deported when the UK leaves the E.U. You say they have E.U. Nationality, and have Belgium passports, OUR government has said E.U. Nationals already here will not be deported. Why don't you have a Belgium Passport?
Only your Parents Know their Marriage status whether only one is a Belgium National or both. This is why I say it will be important for your British Parents to adopt you..
If you have other problems.
If it is possible Your Parents may adopt you this will cement your Nationality to that of your Parents. for inheritance purposes should one or both die.
Obviously in todays world You can establish your parentage with Certified DNA. CAB may advise you.
Go to your old school and get certified copies of any attendance at school.copies, get your parents to did out any school photos and your school reports.
Get copies of your Birth birth records, if it was in a hospital ask your mother, for what ever records she has. Did you ever attend a Church or other place of worship here again they may have records, if you are Christian, many babies are Christned again ask your parents.
You need records of you living in the UK.. Ask your parents of how they entered the UK and do they have any evidence , such as a record of you being a child on entry.
Do you have any doctors records You must have had some reason to claim DLA That would have required an examination.
Definitely you should Visit Citizens Advice Bureau.. and what ever else you do. Don't go abroad for a holiday, you might not get back into the UK.
You say you have not worked and claimed DLA in 2012, why has this not continued. You should have claimed whatever because you would have got a credit for National Insurance, You will be asked how did you manage to live with no income.
Having no savings means you may get legal aid to help you. Ask the CAB That should be your first task.
Lost0ne87 said:My mum and dad worked in the uk for most my life and they are applying for British passport and what not.
I'd get involved in their process. It will be far easier if they are involved. If you were born in SA you will have a South African passport also dual nationality by the sounds of things. Looking at the entitlements you have claimed and the duration (since 2012?), it seems you have some sort of citizenship. If you've been here 30 years immigration would have been on the case by now, I'd imagine. The details seem a bit thin for me to make a complete judgement. As said in another part of the thread EU Nationals who are already here are not going to be deported. You've been here a long time.
I'd call your parents as soon as possible. It's all well and good asking people you don't know, (and can't answer your questions properly) on the internet, but the only people that can tell you properly, and quickly enough to end the worry are your parents. They could just tell you that you have citizenship. Worry over, problem solved.
Here are the steps to take tomorrow or when you can.
1. Call your parents! They will know what your passport is, and citizenship status. If they tell you it's all well and good, get your passport. If it's fine no need for step 2. Stop worrying.
2. If it's not good there ask your parents if you can get involved in their process for citizenship. If not get as much paperwork as you can and go to step 3.
3. People have suggested CAB here. The CAB is probably not the first place I'd go. Their caseload is massive, and I'd say that they aren't used to dealing with autistic clients regularly. If you have problems dealing with this sort of stuff, there are Autism Advocacy groups. They can help you apply for and/or find out your Legal Citizenship Status. They are also experienced and sympathetic to autistic clients.
This explains advocacy.
There is a directory of Autism Advocacy groups in the UK.
If you can't find your Autism Advocacy group get back here and let me know the area or city you live in. Just pop it in the replies.
Most of all don't worry, as much as you can. It might never happen.