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New regulations enable certain people fleeing Sudan to access benefits


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New legislation comes into force today that ensures that UK and Irish nationals, and any other individual with a status in the UK that provides them with recourse to public funds, who left Sudan as a result of the recent violence are exempt from the residency test. This means that they will be able to access benefits and services (including accommodation) faster on arrival in the UK. 

Anyone needing access to benefits upon arrival in the UK can apply here

You can find the new legislation in relation to housing here, and social security here.

No support for those requiring leave to enter or remain in the UK has been announced, including any safe route into the UK for prospective refugees who will otherwise arrive at the border. 

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