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To understand the full impact that the #NoRecourseToPublicFunds policy has in people in the asylum system like this destitution grant recipient of ours (see story below), here is the full list of public funds that you cannot access under the #NRPF condition:
Here is a definitive list of what counts as “public funds” for the purposes of U.K. Immigration Rules:
attendance allowance
carers allowance
child benefit
child tax credit
council tax benefit
council tax reduction
disability living allowance
- discretionary support payments by local authorities or devolved administrations in Scotland and Northern Ireland
- housing and homelessness assistance
- housing benefit
- income-based jobseeker’s allowance
- income related employment & support allowance
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On Monday, Immigration Minister @CPhilpOfficial defended the decision to increase Asylum Support by just 26p per day, keeping it under £40 per week, after 12 weeks of deliberation in a deadly pandemic.

Well, we’ve done some calculations of our own...

This is a picture of an item of the same value as the daily increase in Asylum Support.

We’re not trying to be funny – this is beyond a joke. A Freddo is genuinely one of the very few things you can buy for 26 pence.
Here are some other things that people seeking asylum could afford with 26p. Half a Bramley apple in Tesco, a third of a first-class stamp and half a pint of milk in ASDA.
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