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A8, A2 and Croatian nationals

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An outline of the right to reside of A8, A2 and Croatian nationals, and their eligibility for housing assistance and benefits.

Right to reside of A8, A2 and Croatian nationals

The UK schemes limiting access of Croatian, and, before 1 May 2011, and 1 January 2014, A8 and A2 nationals respectively to the UK labour market. 

A8 nationals

The right to reside of A8 nationals in the UK. 

A2 nationals

The right to reside of A2 nationals in the UK. 

Croatian nationals

Workers from the Republic of Croatia are subject to worker authorisation. They will not be eligible for housing assistance unless they are exempt from worker authorisation, or hold an accession worker authorisation document and work within the conditions set out in it. 

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