Refugees: Finance:Written question - 208296

Q
(Bristol West)
Asked on: 14 January 2019
Home Office
Refugees: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the British Red Cross report entitled Still an ordeal: the move-on period for new refugees published in December 2018, if he will increase the period in which refugees continue to receive asylum support after receiving a positive decision on their asylum application to 56 days.
A
Answered by: Caroline Nokes
Answered on: 21 January 2019

Whilst there are currently no plans to extend the period, the Government is working on a number of important initiatives to ensure that refugees are able to access benefits and housing promptly once their Home Office support ends. We are ensuring that this work takes into account the views of the key voluntary sector groups, including the British Red Cross.

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