Proving Destitution


Asylum support applicants need to prove they are destitute.  Destitution is defined in regulations.  We will be looking at the more complex cases, which are likely to lead to further inquiries from the Home Office and a refusal of support. These are cases where a person has had assets in the past, or may still be in a position to access assets.   Participants will learn how best to prepare their clients’ applications and anticipate pitfalls.

Course contents:

The Destitution Test - law and policy

Personal Possessions

Destitution Threshold Tables

Intentional Deprivation of Capital

Suitable for: 

This training is a top up session for those who have a good knowledge of the asylum support system. It examines in detail definition of destitution that is relevant to asylum support applications. It examines the difference between S98 and S95 applications and what evidence to provide. 

Learning Outcomes

After this session, you should be able to:

Improve your understanding of the law and policy

Make stronger asylum support applications

Know how to anticipate potential obstacles in any given case

Understand the key role of credibility in these cases

What do I need to do if I’m interested?

We provide free monthly webinars.

This webinar can also be provided in-house to organisations for a fee. For more information call or email Aideen Woods. Email: aideen@asaproject.org.uk Tel: 020 3716 0284 (ext 211)

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