Ukrainian sponsors guide: Financial support for sponsors

Will you get paid for hosting a Ukrainian guest and family?

Financial support for sponsoring hosts is set by the government. You will receive:

  • £350 a month for the first 12 months from the date that the guest initially arrived in the UK
  • £500 a month after 12 months, up to 36 months

They are classed as thank you payments.

The payments are not taxable, and do not affect benefits or single person Council Tax discounts.

You cannot charge rent to the guest you host.

We will only issue payment when:

  • you have successfully passed all the required checks, and
  • your first guest has stayed at your offered property for more than 15 days

Cost of living payment increase

In November 2022 we decided to increase payments in support of the cost-of-living crisis.

The payment increase will depend on the number of guests the host is accommodating and are payable for up to 36 months:

  • Sponsors hosting up to 3 guests will receive £500
  • Sponsors hosting 4 guests will receive £550
  • Sponsors hosting 5+ guests will receive £600

What if your guest moves out of your home?

If your guest moves out of your home for any reason, you must tell us as soon as possible.

You will need to let us know that you are no longer eligible for the monthly payments. Failure to do so may result in overpayments, which you would have to pay back.

Page last updated: 5 February 2024

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