There are no formal pre-requisites for this 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
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive look at the laws, rules and legislation regarding the eligibility of a foreign national or returning ex-patriot. It looks at the CJEU rulings for particular circumstances and the latest proposals from the government on future claims.
By the end of the course, and with reference to the course manual, delegates will be able to:
- Describe who is deemed a person form 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
- 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 ex-patriots
- Persons from abroad not being in Great Britain
- Claimants who are not persons from abroad/exceptions to immigration control
- Persons subject to immigration control.
Learners will be given a reference manual and a desk aid and will experience a range of classroom teaching methods including group-working, group discussion, practical exercises, case studies and both individual and group presentations. Traditional teaching is supported by a virtual learning environment that is used to host a range of electronic supporting materials.
Assessment is provided by a mix of coursework / verbal examination / written examination and feedback will be provided to the learner and the employer.