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.

 Wales Strategic Migration Partnership aims and objectives re NRPF

  • influence policy on NRPF at Wales and UK levels, with focus on Violence against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence  
  • consider the impact of NRPF cases on Local Authorities in Wales
  • link with and inform regional strategies and initiatives particularly relating to NRPF issues 
  • monitor and report progress in dealing with NRPF issues across Wales, share good practice

NRPF Network Islington

Published on: 10 September 2015