441. Provision of support or temporary support to destitute asylum seekers and their dependants.

(ii)     Special Provisions for Support of Asylum Seekers

A. Introduction to Provision of Support and Defined Terms

441.     Provision of support or temporary support to destitute asylum seekers and their dependants.

The Secretary of State1 may provide, or arrange for the provision of, support for asylum seekers2, or dependants3 of asylum seekers, who appear to the Secretary of State to be destitute4 or to be likely to become5 destitute6. An asylum seeker or a dependant of an asylum seeker may apply to the Secretary of State for asylum support7 for the applicant alone8 or asylum support for the