An insight into Non-UK Nationals access to benefits in Northern Ireland

Date published: 18 April 2019

Anecdotal evidence, together with recent media reports, points towards a rise in the number of Non-UK Nationals claiming benefit in the United Kingdom (UK). As a result the Department decided to undertake some research to gain a better understanding of Non-UK Nationals accessing benefits in Northern Ireland.

Delay in publication of Migrant Access to Benefit

Due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the availability  of staff to quality assure its production and release, a decision has been taken to delay the publication of the next Migrant Access to Benefit report. The publication was due to be released on Tuesday 28 April 2020. A new date for publication of this report will be determined when there is a return to business as usual working. If you have any questions with regards to this delay please contact Jennifer Doak (

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