Subsistence rates for potential victims of trafficking under the Victim Care contract
*This factsheet is based on information provided to ATLEU and is understood to be accurate as of 15 August 2018.
Subsistence for potential victims not in receipt of asylum support
- £65 per week for someone residing in NRM safe-house accommodation
- £35 per week for someone residing in fully-catered NRM safe-house accommodation
- £35 per week for someone receiving outreach only support under the NRM
- £20.50 per week for first dependent child
- £13.55 per week for each further dependent child.
No maternity payment is available.
Partners of potential victims are not entitled to any money under the NRM.
Sub-contractors to the Victim Care Contract may make deductions for utilities from someone’s weekly payment. This is agreed individually by sub-contractors with the person in their safe-house. Some sub-contractors may also offer the option of making a contribution for communal food.
If a potential victim receives money from another source, over their entitlement under the NRM, then subsistence payments will stop.
Support for potential victims in receipt of asylum support
£27.25 per week is someone’s entitlement under the Victim Care Contract when they are in receipt of asylum support. They can top this up with an asylum support payment to align the payment with asylum support rates. In practice it is more straightforward to claim the entire sum as asylum support.
Asylum support rates:
- £37.75 per adult /child (Section 95 asylum support)
- £35.39 per person for failed asylum seekers (Section 4 asylum support).
The alignment of subsistence rates with asylum support rates only applies to those who are in receipt of asylum support. It does not apply to those with a pending asylum claim where they have not claimed asylum support.
£300 one-off maternity payment is available to those in receipt of asylum support.
Presentation on accommodation and support under the NRM
A presentation of the main legal provisions and guidance that ensure victims of trafficking receive the housing and support they need.