Benefits for people from abroad

Level: Standard

This two-day course aims to equip you to advise claimants from abroad, both European non-European nationals. Using a step-by-step approach and practical examples, it helps you understand how the residence and presence and immigration status tests operate in benefits and tax credits and how they can be satisfied.

It covers:

  • Who is a ‘person subject to immigration control’ and how this affects entitlement to benefits and tax credits
  • Effect on benefits/ tax credits of a change in immigration status 
  • Entitlements of ‘mixed households’
  • Residence and presence requirements for benefits and tax credits
  • Which factors are relevant in establishing habitual residence
  • Who can satisfy the right to reside test - taking account of recent caselaw developments

This course is aimed at those who give benefits advice to both European and non-European nationals.

If you only advise European nationals you should book on either the standard level course, Right to reside and habitual residence or the experienced level course Residence and presence tests - in detail.

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