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If your friend is a non-EEA national and must apply for a visitor's visa then it is most helpful to have a UK national act as their sponsor. However, if the visitor can demonstrate that they have sufficient finances to cover the cost of their stay here and any unforeseen expenses then it is not always essential for them to have a sponsor.
It would be usual for the sponsor to execute a sponsorship declaration at a local solicitors confirming that they shall meet the costs of unforeseen expenses and provide some basic evidence that they have funds and/or accommodation to assist.
That you are in receipt of public funds does not mean that you cannot attempt to be a sponsor but if the funds you are able to demonstrate are not very substantial then it's obviously less persuasive than would otherwise be the case. If they are to stay at your property then this will help though, and you should also provide the Land Registry register for your property to show the UKBA that you own a property at which they can stay.
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