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Who is this section for?

This section is for migrants to the UK.

What does it include?

Information about the benefit rules affecting migrants, and where to go for further help.

How to use this section

The left-hand navigation bar gives you a comprehensive list of the contents of this section. Click on the links to go to each page.  Some key benefits are also are described in the boxes below.

NB: This is a very complex area of the law so it is important that you seek specialist advice. You can use our Find an Adviser tool to find a local adviser to help you further.

  • Information on benefits and EEA nationalsEuropean Economic Area (EEA) nationals

    EEA nationals have to be exempt from or meet certain conditions of the Habitual Residence Test to qualify for most benefits.

  • Information on benefits for non-EEA nationalsNon-European Economic Area (EEA) nationals

    Benefit entitlement for non-European Economic Area nationals will depend upon immigration status.

  • Information on benefits for asylum seekersAsylum Seekers

    There are special rules about benefits for asylum seekers waiting for a decision on an asylum application.

  • Information on benefits for refugeesRefugees

    Refugees have roughly the same entitlement to apply for benefits as UK citizens.

  • Useful links for migrants Useful Links

    Links to resources and organisations that can provide further information and advice for migrants.

Find an Adviser

Use our Find an Adviser tool to find a specialist adviser in your area.

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