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Benefit Entitlements For Non-Citizens

Submitted on Friday 29th July 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Benefit Entitlements For Non-Citizens

Additional Information

UK benefits should be reserved for British citizens; Non-citizens, while welcome in the UK subject to the various laws already enacted by Parliament should not be permitted to obtain ANY benefits; e.g. housing, child-benefit, income support, etc., unless and until they have been legally resident and tax registered and paying for not less than 5 years. Certain exemptions would apply such as asylum seekers, but my petition seeks to prevent non-citizens from obtain benefits without first having established themselves in the UK as taxpayers.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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