Accessing benefit entitlements can be particularly complex for EEA nationals and claimants often need support and advice. This standard level course sets out how to navigate the current rules, explains the relevance of recent changes and who is affected, and discusses what information is 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
• 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
• Changes resulting from the end of the transition period and who these apply to.
This 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.
Methods of delivery and timings
This one-day standard level course runs from 13.30 to 16.30 across two consecutive mornings, with a 30 minute break at 14.45. 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.