Hi there, I have a client wanting to know about applying for benefits. She is a British citizen and has been livng in USA for 4 years. She has coming back to the UK fleeing from Domestic violence with her child eho has dual citizenship. I know that she will not receive UC until she has been living in the UK for 3 months but when should she begin the claim? after 2 months so she will get it then? Or just after 3 months? She has been in UK for 10 days.
Is there any other support she can get due to her situation?
Also; could she get child benefit for her child? Thank you for any advice.