Refugees: guidance about DWP services

A guide for refugees about services from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).



This is an online version of a leaflet the Home Office gives to refugees when they are granted leave to remain. It explains DWP services such as help looking for work and how to claim benefits and pensions. It is for people who are granted:

  • refugee status
  • humanitarian protection status
  • discretionary leave status
  • indefinite leave to remain
  • limited leave to remain
Published 27 July 2015
Last updated 10 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Clarified information about the habitual residence test and removed information about interpreters for work coach interviews.
  2. First published.