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What does it mean to be self-sufficient?
You are self-sufficient if you are not employed or self-employed and you rely on your own savings or others’ income to live in the UK.
For example, an EU student whose parents send them monthly payments for their living costs, but who does not work, is a student who is self-sufficient. An EU citizen who is relying on a partner’s income and staying at home with children is self-sufficient.
Self-sufficient people need CSI to exercise treaty rights.