Applying for National Insurance and Benefits

Started by lisae, Apr 07, 2022, 03:06 PM

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Through the local council, Ukrainian guests will be given a one-time benefit of £200 each to begin with. This is tax-free and does not need to be reported.

1. Apply for National Insurance Number The process may take up to 8 weeks. Proof of application is accepted to be able to start work right away.

2. Apply for Benefits This link is for the Trowbridge office, which is closest to Melksham. You are entitled to £200 per month while you look for a job. (Other benefits are available.) More locations can be found here.

3. Open a bank account. There are many options to choose. You will need proof of identification, such as a biometric passport. The government is working with banks to make the process simpler for you.

4. Enrol with a doctor's surgery in your settled community. Also a dentist.
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