In November of this year, restrictions were announced in relation to the benefits that EEA migrants would be entitled to. These changes will come into force in April 2015. According to the new provisions, job-seekers will be unable to claim Universal Credit.
Further, EEA job-seekers, who have not found work after 6 months in the UK, will have to leave, namely having spent 3 months in the UK after the initial entry as a EU citizen and an additional 91 days of the period to reside as a job-seeker.
Along with The Housing Benefit (Habitual Residence) Amendment Regulations 2014, which came into force in early 2014, these provisions are yet another measure aimed to curb the influx of new migrant job-seekers from the EEA.
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