Once protection is granted, the person has a right to live and work in Ireland on the same basis as an Irish citizen. They are entitled to apply for any social welfare payment appropriate to their circumstances, subject to the rules of the particular scheme. Under the legislation, they need to satisfy HRC. The legislation requires the decision maker to take into account all of the circumstances of the case and, in practice, in the vast majority of cases it will be clear that once permission to remain has been granted, the customer’s centre of interest is now Ireland, and in general DOs and DPs should be able to decide the person satisfies HRC without seeking the detailed information regarding residence, employment etc. that is required in other HRC cases.