Fewer asylum seekers paid welfare benefits in Germany
The number of asylum seekers receiving benefits decreased considerably in 2018. According to the Federal Statistical Office of Germany, the number went down by 12%.
A total of 411,000 asylum seekers were making use of asylum benefits by the end of 2018 — 58,000 fewer people than was the case at the end of 2017. In 2015, at the height of the so-called refugee crisis, those receiving asylum benefit had reached nearly a million.
In addition to fewer recipients, the overall expenses incurred by the government in relation to asylum seekers’ benefit also declined. Germany spent less than 4.87 billion euros on asylum seekers in 2018, which marks a fall of 17% in total. Furthermore, the state also benefited from recouping over 200 million euros in refunded benefits which had previously been distributed.
#welfare_state #Allemagne #réfugiés #asile #migrations #statistiques #chiffres #Etat_providence #coût #bénéfice #économie
ajouté à la métaliste sur le lien entre #économie (et surtout l’#Etat_providence) et la #migration... des arguments pour détruire l’#idée_reçue : « Les migrants profitent (voire : viennent POUR profiter) du système social des pays européens »... :