Right to Reside - If you have pre-settled status and no free movement rights to reside
Some benefits require you to have a right to reside.
- Last reviewed 14 June 2023
If you have pre-settled status and no free movement rights to reside
If you have pre-settled status but you cannot work (for example because you are ill or disabled), and you do not have a free movement right to reside, and you cannot meet your basic needs (including food, accommodation and heating), it may be arguable that you should be entitled to Universal Credit or Pension Credit and/or Housing Benefit. These arguments are currently being considered in the courts. Get specialist advice on the latest legal position and help to make these arguments.