Benefits: Non-British Citizens

House of Lords written question – answered at on 23 June 2010.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Llandudno Lord Roberts of Llandudno Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what publications are available to European Union citizens informing them of the availability of welfare benefits; and in what languages they are published.

Photo of Lord Freud Lord Freud The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions produces three leaflets for customers whose first language is not English. These leaflets provide basic information on the benefits and services available to customers from:

Jobcentre Plus;Pension Service; andDisability and Carer Service.

The leaflets tell customers how they can contact these organisations to find out more information and to claim the benefits they are entitled to. Each leaflet contains information in two European languages (English and Polish) and six other languages, representing the eight most popular languages used in the UK. The total list of languages is:

English;Polish;Arabic;Urdu;Punjabi;Gujarati;Mandarin; andBengali.

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