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  • Income maximisation for families

    Level: Basic

    training course

    This half-day course looks at changes to benefits for people starting a family and families with young children, both in and out of work.

    Maximising income in the early years is vital for children’s health, education and development. This course aims to give frontline workers a basic awareness to help you to identify problems and refer on where appropriate.

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  • Pregnancy - Right to Reside - Scope of Saint Prix

    Last updated: September 17, 2015
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    UPDATE: The Upper Tribunal has allowed the appeal - the judgment can be downloaded on the right of this page [2015] UKUT 0502 (AAC).  Judge Ward found that the "reasonable period" for which a woman can have a right to reside during pregnancy and the aftermath of childbirth is 52 weeks (and not 26 weeks as proposed by the Secretary of State), subject to individual circumstances. There will be a summary of the judgment in the October 2015 edition of CPAG's Welfare Rights Bulletin.

    ADR v SSWP CIS/1288/2012 (Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber))

  • Saint Prix and the right to reside for pregnant women

    Issue 241 (August 2014)
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    Mike Spencer looks at a recent European Court of Justice decision with important findings about the right to reside of women who have given up work due to pregnancy.

  • Saint Prix v DWP: pregnancy and right to reside

    Last updated: June 25, 2014
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    Jessy Saint Prix v Department for Work and Pensions C-507/12.

    The issue in this case is whether a French national who became temporarily unable to work due to pregnancy and childbirth and had no continuing employment rights retained her status as a 'worker' in EU law and therefore her right of residence in the UK when she claimed income support on grounds of pregnancy.  

  • Right to reside: the pregnant pause?

    Issue 209 (April 2009)
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    Martin Williams looks at the issues for pregnant EEA nationals caused by the 'right to reside' requirement.

  • Pregnant students and means-tested benefits

    Issue 194 (October 2006)
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    David Simmons examines the barriers to accessing means-tested benefits for full-time students who have to interrupt their studies because of pregnancy.