We can get you access to the special non-contributory benefits you have the right to.

Reforms to welfare in recent years has made it increasingly difficult for people from abroad to claim social security assistance in the UK; it is still easier for EEA nationals than for non-EEA nationals to claim assistance, though stricter rules are being introduced.

We provide you with the information you need to understand the maze of European law and achieve the benefits you need in the following areas: 

  • Housing Benefit

  • Council Tax Support

  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance

  • State Pension and Pension Credit

  • Working Tax Credit

  • Child Benefit and Child Tax Credit

If you believe you should be receiving benefits and/or social assistance, or are looking for advice on behalf of someone who has, call us on our advice line, open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 10.30am and 6pm on 020 7831 4276 or email us at [email protected]

The project funded by the European Commission on 'Special Non-Contributory Benefits for EU Migrants', in collaboration with FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centre, Dublin), aims to improve the information that EU migrants have about their right to access special non-contributory benefits.


Are you a lawyer keen on increasing your knowledge of this topic?

We collect data, hold discussions with other NGOs and lawyers, review decisions of courts and analyse the findings to support the sharing of information, development of best practice and increase in capacity of advisers’ and representatives’ knowledge about special non-contributory benefits across the three cities. Our reports from our three round table conferences offering further information on this topic are available to read here.


Jessy Saint Prix v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions