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 at £350 per property per month for up to 12 months. It is classed as a thank you payment.
The £350 payment is not taxable, and does not affect benefits or single person Council Tax discounts.
You cannot charge rent to the guest you host.
Payment cannot start until a check on the property has been carried out and then will be a month in arrears.
In November 2022 it was agreed that sponsor payments would be increased in support of the cost-of-living crisis. The payment increase will depend on the number of guests the host is accommodating:
- Sponsors hosting up to 3 guests, will receive an additional £150 per month
- Sponsors hosting 4 guests, will receive an additional £200 per month
- Sponsors hosting 5+ guests, will receive an additional £250 per month
What if your guest moves out of your home?
If your guest moves out of your home for any reason, you must inform us at the earliest opportunity. 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 will have to pay back.
Page last updated: 02 February 2023