Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Questions (642)

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

Question:

642. Deputy Jennifer Carroll MacNeill asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the number of persons in direct provision that have availed of the support scheme since changes were made in each year and to date in 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37862/20]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

The number of persons who are either asylum applicants, subsidiary protection applicants, or leave to remain applicants who have availed of the Student Support Scheme for Asylum Seekers since its establishment in 2015 is outlined in the table below.

Pilot Support Scheme

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21*

Qualifying for support

2

2

1

1

5

26

Awaiting documentation

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29

*closing date for receipt of applications for 2020/21 academic year is 6 November 2020