Following the multi year expansion of the Windrush Compensation Scheme in February, the Home Office has now uncovered there are 3,720 exceptional cases, as point by point in a letter from Home Secretary Priti Patel to the Home Affairs Select Committee on April 28.
The letter additionally uncovers that, out of the remarkable cases, 1,111 “are still to be thought of,” as the Windrush Taskforce seem to be “anticipating the accommodation of biometrics by the candidate, which is a basic piece of the procedure.” But, as the Guardian notes, “in excess of 150 individuals have been standing by longer than a half year” for activity on their cases, “and 35 individuals have gone through longer than a year hanging tight for a reaction.”
While this excess can be ascribed to a limited extent to the multifaceted nature of the cases, as legal advisor Jacqueline McKenzie disclosed to the Guardian, it’s likewise down to the way that people are applying for help without the help of legal advisors or movement specialists.
“The information is demonstrative of the troubles individuals are having in applying to the plan without proficient assistance,” McKenzie told the paper. “There are still individuals who either don’t think about the plan or don’t understand that it concerns them and, critically, there are still individuals who dread that they could be dependent upon requirement in the event that they approach.
“The accounts of individuals kept and expelled from the UK despite everything sends both shockwaves and dread all through the network of those influenced,” she included.
“A devoted group in the Home Office is attempting to determine applications as fast as could reasonably be expected,” a Home Office representative said in an announcement (by means of the Independent). “It’s correct that every individual case is appropriately thought of and more than 12,000 individuals have been furnished with documentation affirming their status up to this point.”
The announcement proceeded: “We have been clear since the absolute starting point that no data gave as a feature of the Windrush conspire application will be utilized for movement requirement activity.”