A person can access public funds when they have one of the following types of immigration status:
When a person does not have a document to confirm their immigration status, they should not automatically be refused a service without further investigation into their full circumstances.
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, when this care is unavailable or cannot be provided by anyone in their country of origin.
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.
Granted to a person who is recognised under the United Nations Refugee Convention 1951 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. A person may be granted refugee status after applying to the Home Office for asylum or entering the UK on a resettlement scheme.