Criteria and restrictions to access reception conditions

Sweden

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In Sweden, all asylum applicants have access to the benefits of the reception system. If they have their own resources, they must use these first, as the provision of reception conditions is conditional upon lack of sufficient resources. The lack of resources is established at the initial interview with a reception officer of the Migration Agency at the moment when the asylum seeker lodges the asylum application.

However, applicants lodging a subsequent application do not have access to the full set of material reception conditions. If they are single adults or couples, they lose their right to accommodation and allowances 4 weeks after the expulsion order gains legal force. They are not able to get subsidised health care or medicines. If they are a family with children, they are entitled to a reduced allowance as adults but standard allowance for children and have a right to accommodation.

About AIDA

The Asylum Information Database (AIDA) is a database managed by the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE), containing information on asylum procedures, reception conditions, detenti