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Persons eligible for assistance

This content applies to England

Information on EEA/EU nationals who are eligible for homelessness assistance.

Workers

A definition of the term 'worker' and the circumstances when worker status may be lost or retained. Also, the right to reside where a former worker's child is in education. 

Self-employed persons

A definition of the term 'self-employed' for the purposes of the law on the right to reside and access to housing assistance. 

Retired or incapacitated workers

An outline of the right to reside and the eligibility for housing assistance of retired or permanently incapacitated workers and self-employed people. 

Family of workers and self-employed

An overview of the right to reside and eligibility for housing assistance of family member of workers and self-employed people. 

Five years' residence

When an EEA national can acquire a permanent right to reside in the UK. 

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