This one-day standard level course (delivered over four one-hour 15 minute modules, across two consecutive mornings) 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 in social security benefits, this course covers the ways that EEA nationals and their family members can overcome these barriers.
The course covers:
• The requirements that cause the greatest difficulties for EEA nationals
• Who can satisfy or be exempt from the past presence test
• The main groups that can satisfy the right to reside test
• The impact of the EU Settlement Scheme
• The operation of the residence and presence tests for EEA nationals since the coronavirus outbreak
This course is aimed at those who advise European nationals on their benefit entitlements.
Methods of delivery and timings
This one-day standard level course runs from 10.00 to 13.00 across two consecutive mornings, with a 30 minute break at 11.15. It is delivered live online, via Zoom, with CPAG trainer Rebecca Walker.
It is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and group discussion. Participants will be provided with supporting e-learning material, including PowerPoint slides and access to exercises and activities hosted on CPAG’s e-learning platform.
What you will need
Participants will need a Wi-Fi connection and a suitable device to access the internet. Prior to the event, participants will receive an email with a link which they should use to join the event and access supporting materials.