Asylum: Finance

Home Office written question – answered on 2nd June 2020.

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Photo of Lord Stunell Lord Stunell Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 May (HL3390), what plans they have to include consideration of extending the current weekly validity of the Aspen card for asylum seekers alongside the quantum in the current review.

Photo of Lord Stunell Lord Stunell Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 11 May (HL3390), on what date the current review into the level of cash allowances for asylum seekers will be published.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department

The asylum support cash payments are currently made on a weekly basis. There has been some suggestion that these payments should be made fortnightly, and we are currently seeking views on this issue.

We are currently reviewing the level of the cash payments, as we do each year, to ensure that they remain capable of meeting the essential living needs of asylum seekers and will announce the outcome as soon as we can.

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