I would like to know the differences between both forms in the following sentences:

He claimed for his right to be a king

He claimed his right to be a king

He claimed car insurance

He claimed for car insurance

I have seen both forms being used but can't distinguish between them.

What are other possible combinations of the verb claim and their meaning?

Don't forget to claim (for) your travelling expenses after the interview - https://dictionary.cambridge.org/pt/dicionario/ingles/claim

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    claimed for is not grammatical in any case. Some dictionary look-up is perhaps needed? – Lambie Nov 19 '17 at 19:18
  • It has been added to the question. – Davyd Nov 19 '17 at 19:21
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    To 'claim for' is a shorter version of 'put in a claim for', as in the CED example. It is usually replaceable by 'claim' (though the reverse is not always true), but I'd say the simplex verb has a connotation of a successful outcome. – Edwin Ashworth Nov 19 '17 at 19:31
  • If I claim something I am claiming entitlement to that thing. Do I ever need for ? – Nigel J Nov 19 '17 at 20:02
  • claim for a right to be king is nonsense. Now, the claim for as in put in a claim for may be conversational but I doubt it would be used in a formal way. – Lambie Nov 19 '17 at 20:08

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