A number of changes have been made to benefit entitlements in 2014. The website has been updated to take these into account and there is a summary here. The Home Office has also published a new guide to who is entitled (or not) to public funds.
Transitional restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians were lifted on 1st January.
New pages on helping destitute migrants have been developed with support from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
The Housing Rights website aims to provide accurate information to recent arrivals and to advisers about entitlements to housing, based on people's immigration status.
If you're a housing adviser and you want information about the housing rights of new arrivals, please look first at the relevant pages below and the links to the legal provisions. For further help on common problems met by advisers, please click here.
The CIH Housing Rights website has detailed information for different categories of new arrival. Please note:
- a 'new arrival' may fall into more than one category so you may need to check different pages
- we have tried to keep the language as simple as possible - but you can find the meaning of terms such as 'European Economic Area' on the relevant pages.
The categories of new arrival are described below and can also be seen by clicking the tabs at the top of each page.