The House of Commons Library published a briefing on migrants and benefits in March 2017. This paper brings together the UK’s main data sources on benefits and tax credits paid to migrants living in the UK.
It provides data on:
- The nationality of current DWP benefit claimants at point of registration for a National Insurance Number (NINo) and the proportion of these who were in- and out- of work
- The nationality of claimants of HMRC Child and Working Tax Credits at point of registration for a NINo and the proportion of these who were in-work
- The number of claimants to whom Child Benefit is paid for children resident elsewhere in the European Economic Area (EEA)
- The number of Child Benefit claimants who were non-UK nationals at point of registration for a NINo.