Asylum: Finance

Home Office written question – answered on 7th June 2021.

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Photo of Margaret Ferrier Margaret Ferrier Independent, Rutherglen and Hamilton West

For what reason her Department continues to monitor asylum seekers' usage of Aspen Cards.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Aspen cards are prepaid debit cards used to provide financial support to destitute asylum seekers. Their use is recorded and will be investigated where there are safeguarding concerns, for example to help locate a person who has gone missing, or potential breaches of the conditions of support to which the recipients have agreed, such as to prevent fraud.

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