All benefits are paid via a bank account, to open a bank account it is likely that you will need a full passport and proof of an address.

Most individuals arrive back with no identification and are waiting to be housed in accommodation; there are alternatives methods to receive payments if you cannot access a high street bank account:

Simple payment method: Simple payment is a card which all benefits can be paid onto, you would access the payment by going to a participating shop and collecting your payment by showing your Identification.

The Job Centre will only set up this method if you can prove that you have exceptional circumstances and cannot open a valid bank account.