Asylum: Maternity Benefits

Home Office written question – answered on 29th March 2017.

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Photo of Rob Marris Rob Marris Labour, Wolverhampton South West

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many days on average it takes between receipt of an application claiming asylum in the UK and the date of first payment of (a) maternity grant, (b) maternity allowance and (c) maternity pay.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill The Minister for Immigration

Details of the support available to asylum seekers including payments toward the costs arising from the birth of a new baby can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/asylum-support/overview

Information on the average length of time between asylum application and maternity payment is not routinely collected and could only be provided by examination of individual case records, which would result in disproportionate cost.

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