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Challenging asylum destitution

Update: Government U-turns on cuts to Asylum support rates for children

The government has today made a U-turn on its decision to reduce the weekly rate of section 95 support for children by £16.

The adult rate will still be raised by 33p.

The rates will now be as follows:
Qualifying couple – £72.52
Lone parent aged 18 or over – £43.94
Single person aged 25 or over (where the decision to grant support was made prior to 5th October 2009 and the person reached age 25 prior to that date) – £42.62
Any other single person aged 18 or over – £36.95
Person aged at least 16 but under 18 (except a member of a qualifying couple) – £39.80
Person aged under 16 – £52.96”.