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Hi Ive been in uk since 2009 and Im asylum seeker and I go

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Hi I've been in uk since 2009 and I'm asylum seeker and I got a brother with me and he got a mental problem and only I'm supporting him for free and no one give us support . Could please give help with it .thanks
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Thomas replied 4 years ago.
Hi

Have you both been granted asylum?

What help do you need?

Tom
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
No. They refused our asylum .
Expert:  Thomas replied 4 years ago.
Ok.

What help are you trying to get for your brother?

Tom
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
About his asylum
Expert:  Thomas replied 4 years ago.
Yes, what do you want to know?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I've got medical report about his conditions but home office don't except it. And I want to open our case again and get accommodation.
Expert:  Thomas replied 4 years ago.
Hi

What what's the basis of your claim for asylum?

What were the reasons for refusal?

Tom
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
We are come from Iraq and its big story . Can I talk to you by phone and give you all informations about us . XXXXXXXXXXX if you like phone me . Thanks
Expert:  Thomas replied 4 years ago.
Hi

I Will answer at 9

Tom
Expert:  Thomas replied 4 years ago.
Hi

Thanks for your patience.

I am very sorry that you find yourself in this position.

The short answer is that you need to have consultation with an asylum solicitor so that they can determine whether there are any grounds for a further application because of any additional information that was not included in your original application OR for juridical review of the decision on a point of law.

The problem is that where you have been refused asylum you effectively do not have a right to be in the UK, this means that your access to benefits and help is severely limited.

In some very limited circumstances refused asylum seekers can apply for an alternative form of support from the UKBA (known as 'section 4' or 'hard cases' support), under the provisions set out in section 4 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1999.

The UKBA page on Section 4 support is here:-
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/asylum/support/apply/section4/

You will see that you must meet one of the eligibility criteria. If you do then you can make an application for support by using the relevant form on the right hand side of the link. You would be given accommodation and vouchers to redeem at certain food outlets.

This would appear to be the best way forward until you can determine whether or not to make another application or ask for judicial review, but you need a consultation with a solicitor to decide this.

It would also be good idea to contact some of the asylum charities for help and assistance. You can try:-
www.asylumaid.org.uk/
www.refugeecouncil.org.uk
http://england.shelter.org.uk/get_advice/homelessness/asylum_seekers_and_refugees

You have my sympathies, I’m very sorry for your position.

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Tom
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