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Asylum: Social Security Benefits

Volume 463: debated on Monday 1 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what studies have been undertaken into the effect of appellant asylum seekers who have been denied benefits on social services departments. (155332)

[holding answer 12 September 2007]: Asylum seekers are not eligible to receive income support, jobseekers allowance or other similar benefits. As such, no such studies have been undertaken by the Home Office.