CPAG’s Benefits for Migrants Handbook has firmly established itself as the leading text on social security entitlement for people who have come to, or who are leaving, the UK.
Fully updated since the UK left the European Union, the 11th edition of this book contains the latest information on the way Brexit has affected benefit entitlements.
Eligibility of European nationals and their families to obtain leave under the EU Settlement Scheme is explained together with the benefit consequences of being granted either Settled Status or Pre-Settled Status. The continuing system of European free movement residence rights is also covered in detail, with checklists to help you check if your client satisfies the right to reside requirement and challenge wrongful refusals. The relevance of the post-Brexit transition period is explained, particularly for the continued operation of the EU co-ordination rules and free movement residence rights.
The book also covers when benefit can be paid abroad and for how long, the benefit rules affecting British citizens returning from abroad, the rules for non-EEA nationals whose leave is subject to a ‘no-recourse to public funds’ condition, and the benefit rules when your client’s immigration status is different to their partner’s or child’s. It also covers the rules on asylum support, who is eligible, and how to challenge refusals.
The book includes includes step-by-step guides and examples to make the information easier to use, tactics to help enforce your clients’ rights and chapters on dealing with practical problems, such as delays and providing evidence. It is fully indexed and cross-referenced to both UK and European legislation and caselaw.