Forms and levels of material reception conditions


Country Report: Forms and levels of material reception conditions Last updated: 31/03/21


Asylum Seekers have the right to the following material reception conditions: accommodation in the Asylum Home or its branch facilities; food; clothing, footwear and hygiene supplies; emergency medical care (and full medical care in case of children); access to education; access to the labour market; humanitarian aid and an allowance of 18€ per month.[1]

If the applicant’s identity is not disputed and he or she has already undergone a personal interview, he or she may request to reside in private accommodation instead of the Asylum Home or one of the branch facilities, in which case he or she is not entitled to material reception conditions.[2] In case of exceptional personal circumstances, the applicant can be allowed to reside in private accommodation even if identity is not confirmed and a personal interview has not yet been conducted. In such case he or she can also apply for financial assistance for the purpose of residing at a private address.[3] The request for residing at a private address due to exceptional personal circumstances is examined by a special committee, comprising of a representative of UOIM, a nurse or medical technician employed in the Asylum Home and a representative of NGOs working in the field of asylum.[4]

Applicants can also be accommodated in specialised facilities such as medical facilities or nursing homes if appropriate accommodation for them cannot be provided in the Asylum Home.[5]

[1] Article 78(1) and 79 IPA.

[2] Article 83(1) and (3) IPA.

[3] Article 83(5) IPA.

[4] Article 83(4) IPA and Article 29 Decree on the methods and conditions for ensuring the rights of applicants for international protection.

[5] Article 83(2) IPA.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the first report
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation