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 UK Border Agency 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 accomodation 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 NRPF Network aims and objectives
- influence policy on NRPF at Wales and UK levels
- consider the impact of NRPF cases in Wales
- link with and inform regional strategies and initiatives particularly relating to NRPF issues
- monitor the impact of migration on No Recourse to Public Funds issues
- monitor and report progress in dealing with NRPF issues across Wales, share good practice
- create a forum to share up to date information on NRPF
- identify and source relevant training around NRPF issues
- identify and seek to address gaps in resources, service provision and delivery to asylum seekers, unsuccessful asylum seekers, refugees and migrants
If you would like more information about the network, please contact email@example.com. The WMP chair also attends the NRPF steering group.
Published on: 13 April 2010