Your stay in the reception place

Asylum seekers receive a bed, food, social assistance and medical assistance.

Family room in the reception place

Belgium provides 'material' assistance for persons who have applied for international protection. This assistance is given in the reception place that has been assigned to you (centre or individual accommodation).

What does the material assistance include?

  • Food and accommodation
  • Medical, psychological and social assistance
  • Clothing and hygiene products
  • The possibility of requesting help from a lawyer and from an interpreter

Belgium does not provide financial assistance to applicants for protection. However, you receive a little bit of pocket money every week.