UK Visas and Immigration: Asylum

(asked on 17th November 2021) - View Source

Question to the Home Office:

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason people who have been refused asylum are able to access accommodation and other financial support from UK Visas and Immigration.


Answered by
Kevin Foster Portrait
Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
This question was answered on 24th November 2021

In order to fulfil our statutory obligations to meet minimum standards for failed asylum seekers, individuals are eligible to receive support under section 4(2) of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 provided they meet conditions set out in the Immigration and Asylum (Provisions of Accommodation to Failed Asylum-Seekers) Regulations 2005.

The regulations require the individuals to show they are destitute and they are taking reasonable steps to leave the UK or face a practical or legal obstacle which prevents their departure.

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