Refugees: Ukraine

Home Office written question – answered on 21st June 2022.

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Photo of Daisy Cooper Daisy Cooper Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy for refugees from Ukraine who have arrived under the Ukraine Family Scheme to be entitled to free travel on public transport for follow up visa appointments with her Department.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Ukrainian nationals coming to the UK under the Ukraine Family Scheme and Homes for Ukraine Scheme are given access to work, benefits and public services as laid down in Appendix Ukraine to the Immigration Rules, details of which can be found at:

They can access Universal Credit and jobs support immediately.

Ukrainians here under our schemes will also be eligible for Housing Benefit, Pension Credit, Personal Independence Payment, Child Disability Living Allowance and Carers Allowance, and Attendance Allowance. Contributions-based Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), and Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) are also available for those Ukrainians who meet the criteria.

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