What social benefits will I receive?

The Spanish government has a social welfare programme for asylum seekers without financial resources which covers their basic needs – accommodation, upkeep, counselling and social care – for a period of six months from the submission of their claim for asylum.

Barcelona’s social care programme is run by three social organisations:   ACCEM,   CEAR and the Red Cross.

You must bear in mind, however, that you cannot choose your place of residence. This is a decision taken by the Spanish government according to the availability of places in its network of reception centres.