I have been a Cypriot citizen since 2002.
In April this year I applied for the guaranteed minimum income (GMI).
I comply with all the set criteria and supplied all the documents requested.
In August I received a letter informing me that my application had been rejected because I had not been in the country for a consecutive period of five years prior to my application.
This is totally untrue, and all of the relevant documents to prove so were in the application form.
Furthermore, one week prior to receiving the rejection letter I received a phone call asking questions, which I answered. From the questions it was clear that the person had not read my application as all the answers were there.
What stood out from the phone call was that the first question asked was if I spoke Greek. I’m not fluent enough to engage in such a conversation.
One week later I received the letter of rejection.
As neither me nor my husband work and one of the criteria was not to have more than €6000 in the bank, we have reach the stage where we are running out of money and do not know how to appeal this totally unfair rejection.
CDT, via email