Following Brexit, there will be a transition period for EEA nationals until 31 December 2020. During this period, free movement continues, and so EEA nationals (and their family members) will be able to rely on their right to benefits under the current rules.
From 1 January 2021 (or 30 June 2021 if there is a deal in place), EEA nationals will need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK. They will be awarded either pre-settled or settled status, depending on their circumstances and this will enable them to continue living in the UK, and if they have settled status – the right to claim benefits.
All EEA nationals should apply for settled status before the deadline, to apply, click the link below: