Benefits for Migrants Handbook, 14th ed
The Benefits for Migrants Handbook gives practical, comprehensive guidance on social security entitlement for anyone who has come to the UK or is thinking about going abroad. Fully updated for 2023, it remains the essential guide for claimants needing to demonstrate their right to reside or check how immigration status affects access to benefits, including families with different immigration statuses; refugees and people from Ukraine and Afghanistan needing to check when benefits can be paid; asylum seekers needing details of support; British citizens returning from abroad; and other migrants who need to navigate the complexity of the immigration and benefit rules.
This edition explains how having a pending application for, or grant of, leave under the European Union Settlement Scheme affects benefit entitlements. It also details who is covered by the EU co-ordination rules and when this can enable. The latest information about CPAG’s successful legal case on the rights of people with pre-settled status to benefits enabling them to live in dignity is also included.
The Handbook includes step-by-step information, tactics to help you enforce your rights and covers practical problems such as delays and providing evidence. It is fully indexed and cross-referenced to UK and European legislation and caselaw, and explains when European law still applies.