Is it possible for female refugees to receive a counselling voucher during the asylum procedure or once the asylum application has been rejected?

Yes, in general, a woman who has been affected by violence can receive a counselling voucher. It will be difficult, however, to find a lawyer who is willing to take over the extensive legal repre-sentation required by an asylum procedure in return for a counselling voucher of 100 € (see above under 5.1).

Once the procedure has been concluded, the possibility of making use of a counselling voucher depends on the prospects of a complaint. As soon as the court proceedings have commenced, the right to counselling assistance ceases and is followed by the right to legal aid (see above).