The habitual residence test - an introduction

If you come to the UK from abroad and want to claim certain benefits, you must satisfy the conditions of a test, known as the habitual residence test. Find out about what it involves, the benefits it applies to and whether you need to meet the conditions of the test.

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Overview of the habitual residence test for people coming to the UK from abroad and who want to claim certain benefits.

How a decision is made on whether you satisfy the conditions of the habitual residence test.