Denmark: Benefits for asylum-seekers to be slashed, says government
July 2 , 2015
Denmark’s government said that it would cut benefits for asylum-seekers with the aim of bringing down the refugee numbers.
Inger Stojberg, the integration minister of the new right-wing government, said that he hoped the move, which was due to come into effect in two months, would result in “fewer asylum-seekers” coming toDenmark.
According to the revised rules, an asylum-seeker who doesn’t have children will get 797 euros a month, about half of the benefit they currently receive.