I think if you migrate to the UK from outside the EU for any reason (including asylum), then you should not be able to claim any sort of government benefit (including the use of NHS and council housing) for a minimum of 5 years.  To claim benefits after this period, a check on how much National Insurance has been paid should be completed.  I also believe a full health check, with a government appointed doctor, should be completed as part of the criteria to migrate to the UK.

Why is this idea important?

My idea would reduce the scandalous amount of benefit being paid out and the money could be used for a better purpose (ie reduce government debt).

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