After that you are allowed to work or claim welfare benefits such as Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance R (on the application of Q) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ 364,  QB 36,  2 All ER 905 which examines as soon as reasonably practicable in the context of section 55.
Q established that the test immigration officers should apply is whetheron the premise that the purpose of coming to this country was to claim asylum and having regard both to the practical opportunity of claiming asylum and the asylum seekers personal circumstances, could the asylum seeker reasonably have been expected to claim earlier than he or she did.
To make a claim for Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support you should use the online application form.
When you make your claim you have one month to supply all supporting evidence and information to us.
If you have difficulty obtaining any of the information within the month, you must contact us.
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When you make an application for asylum and apply for support, you will normally be given what is called Section 95 support.
Section 95 support is given to you while your claim for asylum is being considered.
If you are granted leave to remain your support will stop 28 days after you receive the decision.
It is your responsibility to make sure you provide the information we ask for.
If you do not supply the required evidence or information within one month and you have not contacted us, we will make a decision that you do not qualify for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support and you will need to reapply.