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Asylum: Finance

Question for Home Office

UIN 901027, tabled on 7 June 2021

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

Answered on

7 June 2021

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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