No Recourse to Public Funds


Some people who are subject to immigration control and do not have the right to work are deemed to have 'No Recourse to Public Funds' (NRPF), welfare benefits, public housing or UKVI support.  The NRPF policy affects a wide range of people who are subject to immigration control, including refused asylum seekers, visa overstayers, people subject to domestic violence, post-18 former unaccompanied asylum seeking children, people in the UK on spousal visas and some EEA migrants.

Local Authorities have a duty to provide advice to people with NRPF and to assist them in finding a solution. People with NRPF may in some circumstances be entitled to care services including accommodation and financial support. Local Authorities should undertake an eligibility test and an assessment of need in assessing whether they have a duty to support someone with NRPF.

Published on: 10 September 2015