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Social Security Benefits: Dual Nationality

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what account his Department took of the situation of UK citizens with dual nationality when it decided to require a passport as proof of identity for the purpose of access to services it provides. (256654)

The Department for Work and Pensions follows a robust process to verify an individual’s identity prior to providing access to benefits.

The Department accepts passports, including those passports held by citizens with dual nationalities, as well as birth certificates and a range of other supporting identity documentary evidence when assuring a person’s identity.