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Care Act 2014

Section 21 – Exception for persons subject to immigration control

157.This section applies in relation to adults who are subject to immigration control within the meaning of section 115 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999. As a result, a local authority may not meet the care and support needs of such an adult which arise solely because the adult is destitute, or because of the physical effects or anticipated physical effects, of being destitute. It replaces existing exclusions set out in: for example, sections 21(1A) and (1B) of the National Assistance Act 1948, section 45(4A) Health Services and Public Health Act 1968.

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