The rules affecting benefit entitlements for EEA nationals became more complex from the start of 2021 and were further restricted from 1 July 2021. This standard level course sets out who is affected by the different changes and how to navigate the current rules. It offers a step by step approach to enable advisers to ask the key questions and gather the information most useful when assisting EEA nationals and their family members to obtain their benefit entitlements.
The course covers:
• The requirements that cause the greatest difficulties for EEA nationals
• The main groups that can satisfy the right to reside test
• How benefit entitlements are affected by getting leave under the EU Settlement Scheme
• The benefit entitlements of EEA nationals who came to the UK in 2021.
This ‘one-day equivalent’ standard level course is aimed at those who advise European nationals on their benefit entitlements. If you also advise non-European nationals you should also book on the course Benefits for non-EEA nationals on 16-17 November 2021.
The course will be delivered online via Zoom from 10am to 1pm each day with a half hour break from 11.15 – 11.45.
It is a practical course, delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and group discussion. Participants will need a Wi-Fi connection and a suitable device to access the internet. It is not recommended to join via a mobile phone.
Participants will receive an email a few days before the start of the course, with a link to the event hosted on our AskCPAG elearning platform.