Asylum support appealsThis page explores the Appeal Process to the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support)
What is the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support)?
The Asylum Support Tribunal is a specialist Tribunal which deals with appeals against decisions to refuse or discontinue financial support and accommodation, otherwise known as asylum support. This is support provided under s95 or s4 of the Immigration and Asylum Act (IAA) 1999. The Tribunal does not deal with immigration or asylum claim appeals. It is independent from the Home Office (HO). It is the only Tribunal in the UK that deals with asylum support appeals. It is run by the Ministry of Justice and is located at the Import Building (formerly Anchorage House) in East London.
Who can Appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support)?
Anyone who has received a decision by the HO to refuse or discontinue asylum support can appeal to the Tribunal, with certain exceptions.
This Factsheet looks at the Appeal Process to the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support) 28/07/2021
This Factsheet gives guidance on filling in the Notice of Appeal for clients who want to appeal decisions to refuse or discontinue asylum support. updated 28/07/2021
This Factsheet looks at judicial review in relation to asylum support. Updated Dec 2018
This Factsheet looks at what can be done to help asylum-seekers and refused asylum-seekers when an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support) (AST) is unsuccessful. Updated Dec 2018.
The Home Office is currently in the process of implementing a new policy for emergency accommodation following a successful appeal. We will update this factsheet as soon as the system has been confirmed. In the interim please call our advice line before your client's appeal to discuss accessing emergency accommodation after an appeal. 08/12/2021
This is a briefing note on what should happen when the Home Office withdraws from an asylum support appeal. It looks at the relevant Home Office policy on withdrawals and the asylum support Tribunal’s regulations and practice in this area. March 2017
The Home Office may refuse to entertain an application for s95 support where the Secretary of State is ‘not satisfied that the information provided is complete or accurate or that the applicant is co-operating with enquiries’ under s57 of the Nationality and Immigration Act 2002. There is no right of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal - Asylum Support (the AST) against a s57 decision. This briefing note explores when it is possible to appeal a decision under Section 57 of the Nationality and Immigration Act 2002. September 2016
This Factsheet gives guidance on the evidence an applicant may be expected to provide to the Home Office or the First-tier Tribunal (Asylum Support) in order to prove they are eligible for s4 support. Updated July 2021