Context of asylum

The statistics on social assistance in the context of asylum seekers are compiled by the Federal Statistical Office on behalf of the State Secretary for Migrations (SEM). This survey uses the same method as those used in the social assistance recipients statistics.

The survey collects data on asylum seekers receiving social assistance from the Confederation. The groups of people included in these statistics are asylum seekers (N) and persons admitted temporarily (F) who have resided in Switzerland for up to 7 years. The key indicators of the SH-AsylStat statistics are the social assistance rate, the structure, the social situation of this group of people as well as the length and dynamics of the benefits.

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