Sunday, 3 January 2021

Universal Credit: New Rules For EU Migrants

EU Migrants Entering Britain after January 1 Denied Universal Credit for 5 years.

EU MIGRANTS arriving in Britain from January 1 will NOT be able to claim benefits – including Universal Credit – for the first five years. Work and Pensions Secretary Thérèse Coffey today announced the new post-Brexit benefits system, which means all migrants are treated the same – no matter where they arrived from.

Under the new rules, child benefits will no longer be paid out for kids not living in the UK. Ms Coffey hailed the post-Brexit welfare system as one which “restores fairness” by “treating EU and non-EU migrants equally”.

She said: “It is both right and fair that people making the UK their home should pay into the tax system for a reasonable period of time before they can access the benefits system.” Previously, Europeans could claim benefits within their first year of living in the UK.

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