Asylum support: May 2015

Document type
Briefing
Corporate author(s)
Refugee Council
Publisher
Refugee Council
Date of publication
4 May 2015
Subject(s)
Minority Groups, Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Asylum seekers can apply for support for the period during which their asylum application and any subsequent appeal is being considered. This is often referred to as Section 95 support (defined in Section 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999). The application can be for subsistence and accommodation or for subsistence only.

This briefing provides details of support available for asylum seekers, and for those who have been refused asylum. It offers detailed statistics on those receiving support from the end of 2010 until the end of 2014, including the numbers of refugees resettled throughout the regions of Great Britain.

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