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  • Advising BME communities project


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    The advising black and minority ethnic (BME) communities project aims to support those working with both existing and new BME communities - including migrant workers, refugees and asylum seekers - to maximize potential income available through the benefits and tax credits system for families and individuals at the risk of poverty.

    This project provides a range of training, information, a quarterly ebulletin and support for organisations and those working with BME groups.

  • Tax credits for people from abroad


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    This factsheet explains how people who have recently come to live in the UK can qualify for tax credits. To qualify for tax credits you must meet certain residence, presence and immigration conditions. There are special rules for returning British citizens, European nationals, asylum seekers, refugees and persons subject to immigration control.

  • Right to reside and habitual residence

    Level: Standard

    training course

    This one-day standard level course looks at the operation of the right to reside and habitual residence tests in benefits and tax credits. It covers how these tests are satisfied, and focuses on the residence rights of those who face the greatest difficulties: European nationals and their family members.

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  • Benefits for new refugees


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    This factsheet is for people who have been granted refugee status, indefinite leave to remain, humanitarian protection or discretionary leave – as long as one of these applies to you, you have the same rights to benefits as UK nationals. It tells you what benefits you may be able to claim and what to do if you are having problems getting paid.

    This factsheet contains information which is relevant UK wide.

  • Residence rights and wrongs

    Issue 242 (October 2014)
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    Henri Krishna reviews recent changes in rules1 about residence and benefits, concentrating on developments not already covered by articles on the 1 January 2014 changes in CPAG's Welfare Rights Bulletin 238 and the Saint Prix decision of the European Court of Justice in CPAG's Welfare Rights Bulletin 241.

    • 1. SI 2014/1451
  • Saint Prix v DWP: pregnancy and right to reside

    Last updated: June 25, 2014
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    Jessy Saint Prix v Department for Work and Pensions C-507/12.

    The issue in this case is whether a French national who became temporarily unable to work due to pregnancy and childbirth and had no continuing employment rights retained her status as a 'worker' in EU law and therefore her right of residence in the UK when she claimed income support on grounds of pregnancy.  

  • Right to reside and habitual residence

    Level: Standard

    training course

    This one-day standard level course looks at the operation of the right to reside and habitual residence tests in benefits and tax credits. The course covers how these tests are satisfied, and focuses on the residence rights of those who face the greatest difficulties: European nationals and their family members. 

    The course covers:

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  • Arrival of the Benefits for Migrants Handbook

    This guest blog is written by Rebecca Walker, author of the immigration and residence chapters of the Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook and lead author of the new Benefits for Migrants Handbook.

    This week sees the publication of CPAG’s Benefits for Migrants Handbook which, many readers will agree, arrives not a moment too soon. 2014 has been a year of yet more restrictions on the benefit entitlements of people who have come to the UK.

  • Benefits for Migrants Handbook


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    Benefits for Migrants

    Price £35 (cover price) (Members and CAB Price £30.00)
     
    c.500 pages  ISBN 978-1-906076-96-2

  • Benefits for people subject to immigration control

    Level: Standard

    training course

    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 one-day course offers an opportunity for advisers to gain knowledge and confidence by taking an in-depth look at the rules and how they apply to different scenarios.

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