To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on claimants of the reduction in section 95 support for asylum seeker families and children.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
21 October 2015
Asylum seekers and their dependants receive a package of support from the taxpayer if they are destitute. The support provided usually consists of accommodation, with no charge for rent or utility costs, and a weekly cash allowance. The level of the cash allowance was reduced from 10 August 2015, but the Government remains satisfied that it is sufficient to meet the essential living needs of all supported families.