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(East Lothian)
Asked on: 15 May 2020
Home Office
Asylum: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has plans to restore the link between the level of asylum support and social security benefits; and if she will make a statement.
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Answered by: Chris Philp
Answered on: 26 May 2020

We are currently reviewing the level of the cash allowances, as we do each year, to ensure that these meet the essential living needs of asylum seekers. The level of the asylum support cash allowance is not linked to social security benefits.

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