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Asylum: Social Security Benefits

Home Department written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of David Davies David Davies Conservative, Monmouth

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.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), Minister of State (Home Office) (Borders and Immigration)

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.

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