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.
For advisers in Scotland, this course is available on 3 and 4 March 2021.
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.