What if I have come to this country from abroad?
If you have come to this country from abroad, you may not be able to claim all the benefits and tax credits mentioned on this website.
The rules which can prevent you claiming are complicated, and you may be able to claim some benefits but not others. In some circumstances, if you live with a partner, your partner may be able to claim instead.
You should get advice from, for example, a Citizens Advice before making any claims for benefits or tax credits.