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Men with more than one wife will get extra benefits under new rules

Men with more than one wife will get extra benefits under new rules

Polygamy in Islam
Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
17/09/2018
Lancastrian
Summary: 
  • Under universal credit, polygamous marriages will not be recognised
  • Extra wives will be treated as single but they could claim single person's benefits  
  • That amounts to £317.83 a month for each wife in polygamous household
  • Universal credit is to be phased in by 2021