The UK has a welfare system which is designed to help those who face financial hardship, or who have specific needs. All those from Ukraine coming to the country under the UK or super scheme will be able to seek and take up employment.
Where a non-UK national arriving from Ukraine makes a claim, standard evidence requirements apply, passport etc.
Where you do not have sufficient evidence to verify your ID a centralised team within Department for Work and Pensions will decide what evidence may be considered. This may include an IS116 form issued by the Home Office or an official identity document.
The UK has a welfare system which is designed to help those who face financial hardship, or who have specific needs. All those from Ukraine coming to the country under the scheme will be able to seek and take up employment.
The Welfare Rights Team will be able to help you find out which benefits your guest may be able to access.
This may include:
Universal Credit – a payment for those of working age, to help with your living costs if you’re on a low income. You could be working (including self-employed or part time) or be out of work;
Pension Credit - extra money to help with your living costs if you’re over State Pension age which is 66 in the UK and on a low income;
Disability benefits – extra money to help with additional costs for those who have a long-term physical or mental health condition or disability;
Carer’s Allowance – extra money if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week.
Child Benefit – extra money to help with the cost of raising a child.
What is the entitlement to housing benefit of someone coming to the UK under this scheme?
The sponsorship scheme assumes no rent will be paid.
Where someone wishes to rent privately, or when the sponsorship ends, guests will have access to public funds and will be able to rent a property like anyone else.
If they need to, they’ll be able to claim the housing part of Universal Credit or Housing Benefit refer. Visit our webpage for further information.