TITLE

Asylum seekers face benefit gap

AUTHOR(S)
Sykes, Chris
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Children & Young People Now;1/8/2013, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses concerns over support offered to asylum-seeking families with children in Great Britain who live below the poverty line. It mentions the system of support for asylum-seekers under Sections 4 and 95 of the Immigration and Asylum Act of 1999. The Children's Society's criticism of the law for offering support rates lower than equivalent benefits under income support is mentioned. The destitution faced by mothers who give birth after their asylum claim is denied is cited.
ACCESSION #
85225772

 

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