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Refugee asylum support

Response: Asylum support rates (2018)

The asylum support rates are wholly inadequate at keeping asylum seekers and their children out of poverty. Significant reform is needed. All asylum seekers should be granted permission to work.

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Response: Reforming support for failed asylum seekers (2015)

These proposals will compound the hardship experienced by asylum seekers including by reducing NASS support rates for single adults and by removing additional payments to children. The proposals are retrogressive.

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Response: Inquiry into asylum support for children (2012)

The asylum support system fails to keep children out of poverty and urgent and substantial reform is necessary. The response draws upon material provided by a range of NGOs working in NI with expertise in this area and is endorsed by Barnardo’s NI, HAPANI and NICRAS.

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