Benefits

Covid-19 and Benefits

Understand changes to the Benefits system during the Coronavirus pandemic
The impact of Covid-19 has been, and will continue to bring changes in the Benefits system in the UK, and it will be harder than usual to get through

Dealing with challenging situations

Guidance on some of the common challenges that can arise when working with resettled refugees, and how to approach them
We've provided advice based on the common challenges that sponsor groups have faced and examples of how they have overcome them, see the doc

Introduction to benefits

Find out more about benefits a refugee family can access
*During the Covid-19 outbreak, benefits appointments and processes will change.  Keep up to date with developments with your local Job Centre*

Supporting refugees affected by the benefit cap

What is the benefit cap and how to manage it
*During the Covid-19 outbreak, benefits appointments and processes will change.  Keep up to date with developments with your local Job Centre*

Working with Jobcentres

How to approach the Jobcentre and who can assist you to help refugees claim benefits
*During the Covid-19 outbreak, benefits appointments and processes will change.  Keep up to date with developments with your local Job Centre*

Opening a Bank Account

A guide to setting up bank accounts for newly-arrived refugees
The resettled family you support will be required to register with the Jobcentre Plus within three working days of arrival in order to claim their ben

Managing Financial Disappointment

A guide for your Group to help refugees manage expectations about their new financial circumstances.
Most refugees will expect to live on a comfortable salary after they are resettled, especially to a relatively wealthy country like the UK. Many Group

Questions 3.5i to 3.5l - Social Welfare Income

Find out how to answer questions 3.5i-l of the application
If you have never applied for benefits or helped someone apply for benefits, the UK’s social welfare system can seem daunting. Not to worry though, we