I recently posted a question regarding the papers I will need to live legally in the UK with my husband, a Polish citizen. I've got pretty good answers that guided me towards the right steps. So I have been reading a lot about the "registration certificate or residence card as the family member of a European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss national" which I think this is my case. However, in the guide to fill out the application, it is mentioned that it is not mandatory to obtain it but it makes thinks easier. Anyway, I am planning to follow the steps and to obtain such paper to make our lives easier.One of the papers I need to send with my application is at least three payslips which will take three months to gather them. It means that I will be there for three months or more without working.
My question is the following: if in the guidance of the "registration certificate or residence card as the family member of a European Economic Area (EEA) or Swiss national" is stated that this is an optional paper, does that mean that I can work as long as I can prove I am married to a EEA citizen? Do you have any idea about this subject?