Immigrants: Finance

Home Office written question – answered on 12th October 2020.

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Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many requests for reconsideration of No Recourse to Public Funds status for reasons of destitution were received by her Department in each of the last 10 months.

Photo of Neil Coyle Neil Coyle Labour, Bermondsey and Old Southwark

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate she has made of the average time taken for her Department to decide applications to lift No Recourse to Public Funds conditions.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Migrants with leave under the Family and Human Rights routes can apply to have the no recourse to public funds (NRPF) restriction lifted by making a ‘change of conditions’ application. This application can be made if a migrant is destitute or at risk of destitution, if the welfare of their child is at risk due to their low income, or where there are other exceptional financial circumstances.

Following previous questions and the commitment given to UK Statistics Authority (UKSA), Change of Conditions information is now part of the transparency data which can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/immigration-protection-data-august-2020.

The relevant data is in tab CoC_01.

The published data provides information on the number of requests received on a quarterly basis rather than each month

The published data also shows the average time taken to decide a Change of Conditions request, for each quarter.

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