UK asylum seekers who face destitution 'wait months' for support

Charity criticises government over delays in official help for those claiming asylum

Asylum seekers deemed to be facing imminent destitution are still being forced to wait months for government support, a leading charity has warned.

A person who has claimed asylum can receive financial support – £5.39 a day – and accommodation within 14 days if they are considered to be destitute or facing destitution under current legislation.

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Source: The Guardian: Homelessness

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