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No Recourse To Public Funds (NRPF)

NRPF (No recourse to public funds) is a condition imposed on someone due to their immigration status.

Most migrants and their dependent families with ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’ status are not entitled to certain welfare benefits, local authority housing or homelessness assistance, and most do not have the right to work.  These restrictions are set out in Section 115 Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (IAA).  An Adult with NRPF may be able to receive support from Adult Social Care to avoid destitution if they have eligible care needs and to prevent a potential breach of their human rights. 

When an adult has NRPF this means they have no entitlements to welfare benefits or social housing, no ability to hold a driving license, open a bank account, go to college or university or gain employment. Where these adults have children, Local Authorities have a duty to provide financial support and provide accommodation via s.17 of the Children Act 1989 and s.11 of the Children Act 2004. Children whose parents are NRPF are classed as Children in Need.

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