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Failed asylum seeking family

If you have children under the age of 18 and your claim for asylum is rejected, the UK Border Agency will continue to support you and provide you with accommodation.

The accommodation and support you receive will continue until one of the following happens:

  • all of your children turn 18, or
  • you leave the UK for your home country.

You will not be counted as having children under the age of 18 if your child was born more than 21 days after your claim for asylum failed. If you are in this situation then you should visit your local council, as it will have a duty to provide you and your family with support and housing until you can leave the country.

For advice on accessing support after your claim for asylum has been rejected you should contact the UK Border Agency or the Scottish Refugee Council as soon as you possible.

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