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People from Abroad: Non EEA Nationals
Nearly all non-EEA nationals will require 'leave' to enter and remain in the UK. 
Anyone who does not have this leave will be unable to claim benefits.
And some will have leave to remain that is limited either in time or by conditions attached, or both. Those whose passport or other paperwork states that their leave is conditional upon not having 'recourse to public funds', or that they are under a maintenance undertaking (sponsorship) will not be able to claim benefits unless specifically exempted.

Please click on the links below for more information on Non EEA's.

Who can claim?

Find out who can claim by clicking here

Who can't claim?

Click here for the rules on who can't claim

Issues for couples

HB can only have one claimant - what's best?

Commonwealth

What rules apply to Commonwealth countries?

Domestic Violence

Special rules for victims of DV - find out here

Family Member of EEA

Some nonEEAs are family members of EEAs- how does this help?

Other Types of Leave


Which types of leave allow a HB claim?

Refugees/ Indefinite Leave

How do these statuses affect any claim?


Residence Permits

Identity cards for foreign nationals - more information