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 standard level course offers an opportunity for advisers to gain knowledge and confidence by taking a step-by-step approach and looking in-depth look at how the rules apply to different scenarios.
With the government’s aim to ‘align’ the entitlements of EEA nationals who arrive in the UK from 2021, with those of non-EEA nationals, these rules will impact on increasing numbers of claimants in future.
The course covers:
• Who is a ‘person subject to immigration control’
• Which benefits they are excluded from and the exceptions
• When a ‘no recourse to public funds’ restriction is relevant
• How a change in immigration status affects entitlement to benefits
• The benefit entitlements of someone living with a partner or child with a different immigration status
This course is aimed at those who advise non-European nationals on their benefit entitlements.
If you also advise European nationals you should also book on the course ‘Benefits for EEA nationals’ on 16 – 17 March 2021.
This ‘one-day equivalent’ course will be delivered online over two mornings as follows;
3 March 2021
10.00 - 11.15 training session delivered via Zoom
11.15 - 11.45 break
11.45 - 1.00 training session delivered via Zoom
4 March 2021
Repeat of day 1 schedule
This 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 link, a few days before the start of the course, to allow access to the event.