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Migrants and Benefits

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Whether you can claim benefits and which benefits you can claim depends on your immigration status.

England, Wales, Scotland

Citizens Advice provides information on how your immigration status affects what benefits you can claim.

Please look at the information for the country of the UK that you are living in.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for information on all immigration statuses.

Northern Ireland

The Citizens Advice information above does not cover Northern Ireland.  Immigration status is complicated in Northern Ireland so seek advice from an adviser.  You can use our Find an Adviser tool (see Advice and Support below) or read the Citizens Advice information: Get advice in Northern Ireland


Many charitable funds will help people who have No Recourse to Public Funds - and cannot claim welfare benefits

To find out what help may be available based on your situation, circumstances and needs, you can use our Grants Search

Advice and Support

Turn2us is unable to offer advice on individual situations.

To find an adviser in your area to discuss your situation with, you can use our Find an Adviser tool

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