Refugees: Universal Credit

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 2nd July 2019.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether refugees resettled under the resettlement scheme will be subject to the two-child limit for universal credit.

Photo of Alok Sharma Alok Sharma The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Refugees resettled under resettlement schemes are able to work and have access to some DWP benefits upon arrival.

In the same way as other claimants, they are included in the policy not to provide extra benefit entitlements for more than two children unless those children were born before 6 April 2017 or an exception applies.

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