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Asylum: Social Security Benefits

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 10 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether asylum seekers who are given leave to remain in the UK because their files have been lost are entitled to backdate benefits claims. (175997)

There is no policy to grant leave to remain to asylum seekers on the grounds that their file has been lost. All cases are considered on their merits, according to existing law and policy.