Specialist Destitute Asylum Seekers Scheme
An Asylum Seeker is a person who is also fleeing persecution, war or natural disaster from his or her own country. Information on Asylum Support Services can be found here.
An Asylum Seeker is a person who has lodged an application with the Home Office and is awaiting a decision on whether or not he or she is to be granted Refugee status.
An Asylum Seekers application may be refused, they would then be classed as a Failed Asylum Seeker and the Home Office would expected that person (family) to return immediately to their country of origin unless an appeal against the negative decision is lodged.
If a positive decision is granted, that individual would be given refugee status and become a refugee.
Home Office Asylum Support Helpline 0808 800 630 Mon-Fri 8am to 5.30pm