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Benefits for people from abroad

Right to reside – parent or carer of child in education

This factsheet contains a flowchart on the right to reside for children of EEA workers, or former workers, in education, and their primary carer.

Mind the gaps - briefing 6

28 May 2020
This is the sixth in a series of briefings, Mind the Gaps, which highlight some of the gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Evidence of these gaps is drawn from our Early Warning System (EWS) which collects case studies from frontline practitioners working directly with families on the problems they are seeing with the social security system.

EU pre-settled status

lawfulness of exclusion from universal credit of EEA nationals whose only right to reside is "pre-settled status".
Fratila and Tanase v SSWP CO/3632/2019: CPAG brought judicial review proceedings on behalf of two EU nationals who were refused universal credit on the basis that their limited leave to remain in the UK under Appendix EU to the Immigration Rules (pre-settled status) was not a qualifying right of residence for the purposes of means-tested benefits. On 27 April 2020, the Court dismissed the claim. The Court of Appeal granted permission to appeal on 29 May 2020.

Benefits and tax credits for European students

April 2020
Information on social security in the UK for students from the European Economic Area

Legal update

10 February 2020
Our legal team has had a busy start to the new year. Last week we learned we had been successful in our High Court case challenging the fact that the higher rate of bereavement support payment for families with children is currently only paid if a spouse or civil partner dies, and not when the couple were not married or in a civil partnership. This follows a similar challenge to the previous widowed parent’s allowance – the Supreme Court found in favour of a mother and her four children in that case, but, although the law is not compatible with human rights law, the government has still not resolved the issue.

Benefits for people from abroad (Glasgow) 11 - 12 November 2020

11th November 2020 to 12th November 2020
Glasgow
This two-day course aims to equip you to advise claimants from abroad, both European and non-European nationals. Using a step-by-step approach and practical examples, it helps you understand how the...

Benefits for Non-EEA Nationals (London) 12 October 2020

12th October 2020
London
Advisers can find it difficult and intimidating to advise non-European nationals on how their immigration status affects entitlement to benefits and tax credits. This one-day standard level course offers an...

Benefits for EEA Nationals - Advanced (London) 14 October 2020

14th October 2020
London
This one-day experienced level course looks in detail at the social security rights of EEA nationals and their family members in the UK. It provides an opportunity for advisers who...

Benefits for EEA Nationals - Advanced (Manchester) 19 November 2020

19th November 2020
Manchester
This one-day experienced level course looks in detail at the social security rights of EEA nationals and their family members in the UK. It provides an opportunity for advisers who...

Benefits for EEA Nationals (London) 2 March 2021

2nd March 2021
London
This one-day standard level course looks at the benefit rules that particularly affect EEA nationals. Focusing on the operation of the right to reside, habitual residence and past presence tests...