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DT 1726 Benefits for EEA nationals

This course will provide immigration practitioners with an understanding of: the EU law rights of EEA nationals and their family members to claim benefits in the United Kingdom the interaction between EEA nationals’ entitlement to claim benefits in the UK and their right to reside.  Changes aimed at restricting EEA nationals’ ability to claim certain benefits  will be outlined, and the session will cover recent dvelopments in case law.
 

Event details

Date(s):17 July 2017
Start Time:16.00
End Time:19.15
Location:London
Level:Basic;Intermediate
Audience:This course is aimed at immigration practitioners who advise or represent EEA nationals and their family members and who have little or no knowledge of their right to claim benefits in the UK. Basic knowledge of EU law on the free movement of persons would be helpful.
Main area:Immigration;European;Other
Main area other:Welfare Benefits
Aim of course:Provide immigration practitioners with an understanding of:
  • the EU law rights of EEA nationals and their family members to claim benefits in the United Kingdom
  • the interaction between EEA nationals’ entitlement to claim benefits in the UK and their right to reside
Outline the  changes introduced to  restrict EEA nationals’ ability to claim certain benefits in the UK, and recent case law on the application of those rules.
 
 
 
Topics:Topics covered:
Outline of principles and legal framework underpinning EEA nationals’ entitlement to claim benefits in the UK, including:
Benefit issues for those in genuine and effective work
Retaining worker status despite a delay in claiming benefit
Jobseekers and the Genuine Prospects of Work Test
Benefit issues for family members of EEA migrants
Rights of pregnant EEA nationals to benefits during maternity leave
Rights of ‘Teixeira’ parents  
Evidential Issues for EEA National and welfare benefits
The position of economically inactive EEA nationals
The Coordination Rules and payment of Disablity Benefits in the UK and the payment of Child Benefit and Child Tax Credits to children living in the EU
Tutor details:Desmond Rutledge, Garden Court Chambers; Eleanor Sibley, Field Court Chambers
Tutor biographies:

Desmond Rutledge has worked in the Advice Sector from 1993 until 2003 in a number of organisations including Citizens Advice and was the Social Security Caseworker at the Free Representation Unit. He is currently a barrister at Garden Court Chambers who specialises in public law and welfare benefits and is also employed as a Welfare Expert at Citizens Advicce.  He appeared for the claimant in Secretary of State for Work and Pensions v Bhakta [2006] EWCA Civ 65 (habitual residence test and the use of the advanced awards provisions) and • Sanneh v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Others [2015] EWCA Civ 49 ( Income Support – EU rights – ‘Zambrano’ carers).  His published work includes: First Supplement to Macdonald’s Immigration Law and Practice 9th ed (April 2017) contributor and EU migrants and welfare benefits post-‘Mirga’, Issue 176 of Adviser magazine (July/August 2016).  

Eleanor Sibley worked for 4 years at the AIRE Centre (2010-14), where she specialised in EU law on the free movement of persons and EEA nationals’ entitlement to welfare benefits. There, she worked on strategic litigation, advised EEA nationals and their representatives, and delivered training to NGOs, law centres, and advisers in the UK and across Europe. She is currently a barrister at Field Court Chambers

 

PriceConcessionary Training Prices: £60
Member Training Prices: £120
Non Member Training Prices: £240

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