August 2014 More Cuts to EU Benefits

01/08/2014

According to the Prime Minster this week, EU migrants' entitlement to out-of-work benefits is to be 'cut off' after three months.

Writing in the Telegraph, Mr Cameron says that to address the 'magnetic pull' of Britain's benefit system -

'... we are announcing today that we are cutting the time people can claim these benefits for. It used to be that European arrivals could claim jobseeker’s allowance or child benefit for a maximum of six months before their benefits would be cut off, unless they had very clear job prospects. I can tell Telegraph readers today that we will be reducing that cut-off point to three months, saying very clearly: you cannot expect to come to Britain and get something for nothing.'

It is expected that the new rules will be introduced from November 2014.

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