Asylum Seekers - Asylum Support

There are special rules about benefits for asylum seekers.

Last reviewed 19 July 2023

Asylum Support

If you are unable to support yourself and your family while your asylum application is being considered, you may be eligible for ‘asylum support’ provided by the Home Office.  This can include accommodation in an area of Britain chosen by the Home Office and/or financial support to buy essentials such as food and toiletries. 

You can find information about asylum support on the website.

If possible, get advice and help to apply for asylum support from an organisation that helps asylum seekers and refugees. 


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