That's not true - on an EEA Family Permit she is fully eligible for all free NHS treatment, as well as UK public funds/benefits.
Don't believe what some papers say about EEA citizens having UK benefits as that was all stopped a few years ago, including for the those already in the UK and claiming UK benefits for years as all their UK benefits just stopped
Some can have some UK benefits, workers and self employed who are in "genuine and effective" work, but only after a while and only if they pass the UK test for workers and keep meeting that requirment.
Others can only have limited benefits now and only for a set time. i.e. for the past few years there is nothing for jobseekers when they arrive for the first three months and if they come form a rich EEA country then they claim benefits from them for that time. Then just the UK JSA benefit (about £72 per week) for the next 3 months only, but nothing else, not even for housing nor any benefits for their children. 6 months is the limit to reside in the UK as a jobseeker.
If the EEA citizen is working in the UK and lose their job, they can only be a jobseeking qualified person for 6 months and after that all UK benefits stop. Brits get JSA for two years and no time limit on the other benefits for housing and their children.
Disability payments - they must have resided on the UK for something like 102 weeks out of the last three years.
With MAC reporting on what benefits those who were a foreign national when they first applied for a NINo are taking, more and more benefits are getting shut down. The last casualty being the the Tax Credit benefits from this April, after MAC reported in 2014 that 5 billion a year was being given to these people just in that benefit.
But, inactive EEA citizens who want a right to reside on a path to PR, cannot have benefits from that EEA country. The EU classes inactive EEA citizens as students and self sufficients. Some take them and are then refused PR as they were not being a qualified person. Some workers take them but take too much and can't have PR. And it changes all the time for EU rules.
The CSI is really just a formality - she is supposed to secure it for the EEA Family Permit application... she has to have it to meet requirements, but she won't actually need to use it in the UK.
Inactive EEA citizens and all their family members, must have a CSI at all times to have a right to reside. Too many have stopped their CSI after they got an RC, which then means they then have no right to reside in the UK and it makes their RC invalid.
The CSI requirement was brought in under the Directive in 2004, but the UK only implemented this in 2011. Other EEA countries do bill these people but the UK laws said that the NHS was free for those legally in the UK. As we know that 'free to those legally in the UK' stopped in April 2015 when the Immigration Act changed that. And for Brits retired to other EEA countries, it linked the UK state pension to free healthcare from the UK and all the others then had to buy CSIs to pay for their healthcare in that EEA country.
Those using EU laws to be in the UK, are under EU laws for the NHS: free to workers and jobseekers and a CSI needed for students and self sufficients. At the moment, NHS England guidance to NHS staff allows those who need a CSI to use the NHS for free, but they don't have to under EU laws. The UK changes who can have what for EEA citizens, all the time. I've no idea what NHS Scotland allows as I haven't read their guidance.
Nope, as the family member of an EEA citizen she is fully entitled to all free NHS care. The only stipulation is that as a student, she must also purchase CSI even though she will not need to use it.
Not all EEA citizen students need a CSI but although Nan's daughter is a student, she won't be classed as a student under EEA rules. She will be a direct family member of an EEA citizen who is self sufficient.
Family members can only have what their EEA citizen can have. i.e. If Nan's daughter worked and paid UK taxes, she would still need a CSI as her EEA sponsor (Nan) needs a CSI. If Nan becomes a worker qualified person then neither her of her daughter need a CSI, even though her daughter is a student, because her daughter is not a student qualified person under EU rules.