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A person who has recourse to public funds will be able to access benefits and housing assistance if they meet the relevant qualifying requirements.
A person will have recourse to public funds when they have one of the following types of immigration status:
There may be some instances when a person does not have a document to confirm their immigration status. A person in this position should not automatically be refused a service without further investigation into their circumstances to ensure that they are not wrongly denied a service they may be entitled to.
Adult relative of a person in the UK who is a British citizen, has settled status, refugee leave or humanitarian protection, and who requires long-term personal care, as a result of age, illness or disability, which is unavailable or cannot be provided by anyone in their country of origin.
Not being required to apply for immigration permission to enter the UK, for example, when in diplomatic service.
Granted when a person is recognised as having a real risk of serious harm or well-founded fear of persecution in their country of origin, but not for any reason set out under the UN Refugee Convention 1951, usually following an asylum application.
Immigration permission with no time limit on the length of stay in the UK.
Immigration permission issued to a person in the UK, usually after a person has made an application to Home Office.
Granted to a person who is recognised as having a well-founded fear of persecution in their country of origin for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion under the UN Refugee Convention 1951, usually following an asylum application.