Immigrants to earn £150 a week for 3 months to receive benefits

Iain Duncan Smith denies blame shift
Iain Duncan Smith denies blame shift

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%European immigrants will face a tougher test to access a range of benefits in the UK from March 1, Iain Duncan Smith has announced.

The Work and Pensions Secretary set out plans requiring European Economic Area (EEA) migrants to demonstrate they have earned around £150 a week for three months in order to qualify for "worker" status, which opens the door to more generous benefit entitlements.