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I've never worked in England. Could I receive UC, gib, or ESA?

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Simone2021
Simone2021 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
Hello guys, I never worked in England, I have no discounts, will I be able to receive any of these benefits, credit universa, gib, ESSA ?

thanks for answering

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi and welcome 

    Without knowing more about your circumstances it is impossible for us to advise 

    If you look in gov UK website it will tell you the eligibility for benefits or maybe try a benefits calculator which can be found in our benefits section 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,499 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2021
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    Hi @Simone2021 :) As Janer1967 has said, it's difficult for us to say. Not all benefits require you to have worked before you can receive them.

    Here's a link to a benefits calculator, which can show you what you may be entitled to claim.

    National Campaigns Officer at Scope, she/her

  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    What do you mean you have no discounts?

    What nationality are you? How long have you been in Great Britain?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Simone2021
    Simone2021 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    I am in London, I arrived in December 2020 and I have a residence permit.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    Do you have access to public funds ? 

    What nationality are you ? 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Nof sure what you mean by residence permit. What nationality are you?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Simone2021
    Simone2021 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    when working we make discounts for the government, if we need to receive benefits we have support.
    I think that's it
  • Simone2021
    Simone2021 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    i am brazilian and i have italian citizenship, i have pre-settlement
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    That will be for the government where you worked not for UK 

    On your permit does it state you have access to public funds ? 

    And again what us your nationality 

    Without answering these we can't really advise 

    I suggest you go to a benefits office near you or citizens advice or welfare rights 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2021
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    i am brazilian and i have italian citizenship, i have pre-settlement
    That’s clearer. Pre-settled status does not, as I understand it, currently give you access to any benefits but there are some ongoing legal cases on this at the moment.
    https://osborneslaw.com/blog/pre-settled-status-entitled-to-benefits/
    https://cpag.org.uk/welfare-rights/legal-test-cases/current-test-cases/eu-pre-settled-status

    you should probably seek advice from a local agency. https://advicelocal.uk/

    Regardless of anything else you definitely can not access ESA because you do not meet the qualifying NI conditions and you cannot access PIP because you do not meet the past presence conditions.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Simone2021
    Simone2021 Community member Posts: 10 Connected
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    ok, thanks to everyone who answered
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