I am an EU Citizen, have just obtained a PR certificate in May 2017. In July this year I made redundant. Can I apply for British Citizen if I claim benefits as a single parent (income support, child tax credit, housing benefit and child benefit). Can I apply for Naturalization this year or I need to wait 12 months ?

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Thank you for your enquiry.

You are permitted to apply for naturalisation one year after acquiring your permanent residence status. Claiming benefits in this period may affect your application for naturalisation and therefore we need to assess your situation in more detail before we can advise.

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