HC Deb 06 March 1980 vol 980 c307W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in what circumstances persons who enter the United Kingdom as elderly relatives of settled immigrants are entitled to supplementary benefit and free medical treatment.

Mrs. Chalker

These relatives are entitled to supplementary benefit if their resources are less than their requirements Under proposals in the Social Security Bill, the person who undertakes to maintain such a relative will be statutorily liable to do so and, therefore, to repay any supplementary benefit paid.

These relatives are eligible to receive National Health Service treatment on the same basis as other people settled in this country.