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EU citizens face losing benefits if they fail to update DWP profile

People unaware they need to input code on universal credit website could drop off system, charities warn

EU citizens on benefits could lose their universal credit in three weeks time unless they evidence their right to be in the UK, charity workers have warned.

The Work Rights Centre (WRC) says it has been told by staff at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) that EU and European Economic Area nationals must upload a special Home Office code to prove they have the right to reside in the UK before the end of the month.

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