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Options after asylum decision

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What happens after an asylum seeker receives a decision on her/his asylum claim .

The decision on an asylum seeker's claim determines what support with accommodation they may be able to access following the decision. Whether the decision is positive or negative, the asylum seeker will usually have to leave any accommodation provided by UKVI. Asylum seekers who are granted refugee status, humanitarian protection or discretionary leave to remain in the UK become eligible for housing assistance through the Housing Act 1996, and if they are homeless can apply under Part 7 (see the page Overview of Part 7 for more information). Where a claim for asylum fails, there may be hardship assistance available, or, in some cases, support through social services. Alternatively, if the asylum seeker has a fresh claim, they may become re-entitled to UKVI support.

Positive asylum decision

When an asylum seeker is granted refugee status, humanitarian protection or discretionary leave to remain in the UK. 

Negative asylum decision

Where an asylum seeker receives a negative decision on her/his application; claiming 'section 4' support. 

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