Test mp email page The Minimum Income Requirement separates families because of their income. A British person who earns less than £18,600 a year is not allowed to live in the UK with a partner from outside the European Economic Area (EEA). That means that any British person who earns less than £18,600 a year – a level far higher than this country’s minimum wage – will be condemned to a lifetime of lonely Christmases, birthdays and Valentine’s Days if they happen to fall in love with somebody from any of the 163 countries in the world that aren’t in the EEA. Hundreds of thousands of NHS staff, care workers, teaching assistants and soldiers don’t earn enough to build a life here with a partner from outside the EEA. What's more, we will never know how many people have been forced to leave the UK, the country they grew up in, because the current rules say they don’t earn enough to deserve a life here with their partner. We believe that your right to love should never be based on your income. We believe that these rules hold back loving couples, and have a devastating impact on children. We believe that it’s time for change – and you can be part of making it happen. Take action now and write to your MP, telling them that it’s time to scrap the Minimum Income Requirement and bring families together for good.