Many Ukrainian refugees in Norway did not receive the money they were entitled to – the UDI must pay the outstanding funds

National reception center - RådePhoto: Javad Parsa / NTB
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Many Ukrainian refugees did not receive the basic financial benefits they were entitled to when they lived in refugee reception centers. UDI is now working to find out to who they owe money.

In mid-July, the county governors were informed that the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) was aware that many Ukrainian refugees had not received basic benefits for their entire stay in refugee reception centers, the newspaper Aftenposten reports.

“This is due to occasional large arrival numbers, the establishment of many new reception centers, and other issues,” according to a note the newspaper has seen.

In March and April, up to 500 arrivals of Ukrainian refugees were registered daily.

The UDI is now trying to map the extent of refugees who have not received the money they were entitled to. They will be paid the outstanding amount in arrears, the UDI noted.

“We cannot yet say anything about when we will start the repayments, but the UDI wants to make it clear that this is a high-priority matter and that many people are working on the matter,” press adviser Per-Jan Brekke in the UDI wrote.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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1 Comment on "Many Ukrainian refugees in Norway did not receive the money they were entitled to – the UDI must pay the outstanding funds"

  1. Very glad to see UDI taking care of these unfortunate people.

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