Residence and presence tests – in detail

The operation of residence and presence tests for EEA nationals changes all the time, and with Brexit looming it is even more important to understand current social security rights for EEA nationals and their families. This experienced level course looks in detail at presence and residence requirements for EEA nationals in the UK, focusing on more complex areas and updates.

The course covers:

  • How EU co-ordination rules can assist claimants in the UK to satisfy residence and presence rules
  • Who has a 'genuine and sufficient link to the UK' and therefore does not need to wait two years to get disability and carer's benefits
  • When the UK is or is not the 'competent state' to pay benefit
  • Recent developments and more complex arguments for residence rights of EEA nationals and their family members

This course is aimed at those who advise European nationals on their benefit entitlement regularly or help with challenging decisions.

Those with less familiarity should book instead on the standard level course Right to reside and habitual residence. If you also advise non-European nationals you should book instead on the two-day course Benefits for people from abroad.