Sunday, 12 January 2014

Migrants Benefits Bans - 2 Years after Arrival

Iain Duncan Smith has proposed that European Union migrants should be banned from claiming welfare payments for up to two years after arriving in Britain to stop them exploiting the benefits system. The Work and Pensions Secretary also revealed that the UK is working with several European governments to try to restrict the amount benefits migrants can claim when they move from one EU country to another. Speaking to the Sunday Times, he comments: "Demonstrate that you are committed to the country, that you are a resident and that you are here for a period of time and you are generally taking work and that you are contributing. At that particular point it could be a year, it could be two years, after that, then we will consider you a resident of the UK and be happy to pay you benefits." The Sunday Times, Page: 1

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