Housing Benefit for Persons from Abroad

Delivered Live Online

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Available on demand


One day course


Delivered live online by a trainer


£995 plus VAT for up to 12 delegates

Housing Benefit for Persons from Abroad

Course Outline

Learn about the relevant immigration law, including the tests which apply to establishing entitlement to Housing Benefit.

This training will give you a comprehensive understanding the rules relating to both European (EEA) nationals and non-European nationals and their families, and be able to apply these rules to determine eligibility for Housing Benefit.

This Persons from Abroad live online course is available as a scheduled course or on demand for your organisation only. Each course will be delivered with a maximum of 12 delegates.

What you'll learn:

By the end of this Housing Benefit for Persons from Abroad course, you will be able to:

  • Describe who is deemed a person from abroad.
  • Identify those who are EEA nationals.
  • Apply the rules regarding the Swaddling case versus 'the more robust' entry rules.
  • Use existing decisions from the CJEU to determine eligibility.
  • Administer claims for families and primary carers.
  • Know the requirements for NiNos in all circumstances.
  • Understand the rules regarding passported benefits.
  • Process information regarding non-resident people who are stated on other benefits in payment.
  • Understand the law on migrants and recent arrivals.
  • Accurately apply the HRT and right to reside.

Who's it for?

There are no formal pre-requisites for this Housing Benefit for Persons from Abroad course. We would suggest some experience in Housing Benefits to be able to make the most of the content: Benefit assessors; Appeals officers; Team leaders; Managers.

How it's delivered: 

This course is delivered ‘live online’ with a trainer and can be accessed via a PC, Mac or Tablet. With live online, you can interact, ask questions and practice new skills – all without leaving your desk! Perfect for dispersed teams working from home.  


Please get in touch for a quote if you would like to book this live online course for your organisation only.

Housing Benefit for Persons from Abroad Course Content

  • The law on HB
  • The law on CTR
  • NiNO requirement
  • Making a claim as a couple or family member
  • The law on dependent children
  • Claimants in receipt of passported benefits
  • Claimants who are self-employed or unemployed but self sufficient
  • Habitual Residency Test and right to reside
  • Those exempt from the right to reside test and the “More Robust Rules”
  • Law on HB for recent migrant arrivals or returning expatriates
  • Persons from abroad not being in Great Britain
  • Claimants who are not persons from abroad/exceptions to immigration control
  • Persons subject to immigration control.