Andy McDonald – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Work and Pensions

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Andy McDonald on 2014-06-16.

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he has taken to ensure that asylum seekers receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

Esther McVey

Asylum seekers are normally excluded from claiming most benefits.

Those who cannot claim benefits receive support provided by Asylum Support, a part of the Home Office that deals with accommodating and supporting asylum seekers and their dependants.