ONLINE 'ZOOM' WORKSHOP
Tuesday, 29th June, 2021
Full Day Workshop: 9:30-4:30
Workshop Fee: £190 + VAT.
Wednesday, 8th September, 2021.
Kingsley Holborn Thistle Hotel.
(Near The British Museum)
Workshop Fee: £285 + VAT. 4th Place Free . (London only)
BREXIT & BENEFITS - HB, CTR, UC & OTHER SOCIAL ENTITLEMENTS FOR CLAIMANTS ARRIVING FROM OVERSEAS
Traditionally, benefit claims and applications for other social entitlements, such as homelessness assistance, have been regulated by two separate mechanisms, depending which part of the world the claimant/applicant is from:
· The Habitual Residence / Right To Reside test has mainly affected European claimants from the EEA.
· The Immigration Status test has never affected EEA Nationals or their family members and has been used to control entitlement for people from the rest of the world.
But, following the end of the Brexit “transition period” on 31 December 2020, the treatment of EEA Nationals arriving in the UK from 2021 onwards will rely much more heavily on the immigration status test. The Workshop will look at how the immigration status works – what kind of status does and does not allow a person to claim benefits, and we will also deal with the effect of social treaties (CESC/ECSMA) to which the UK is still a party along with most of the EEA countries.
The new arrangements do not apply straightaway to Europeans and their family members already living in the UK by the end of 2020 (and in certain cases people who arrive in the UK later than that). They can carry on relying on their EEA Right to Reside as a worker, etc., as the new rules are gradually phased in. Delegates will learn exactly who is subject to these transitional arrangements, and for how long.
The purpose of the transitional retention of EEA Rights of Residence is to protect the position of pre-2021 residents while a “new status” is phased in under the terms of the EU Withdrawal Agreement. The new status allows eligible EEA Nationals and their family members to apply for “pre-settled” or “settled” status. We will consider:
· Who is eligible to apply under the Settlement Scheme?
· How the outcome of the application affects entitlement to benefits:
o Settled status (indefinite leave);
o “Pre-settled” status (limited leave);
o Application rejected.
Delegates will be briefed on the latest developments in the Courts affecting those with pre-settled status, with two important decisions expected during July 2021.
Finally, as the transitionally preserved EEA Rights of Residence will remain in force for several years to come for the pre-2021 cohort, the day concludes with a refresher covering the main principles of EEA Rights of Residence including family members and “derivative” rights of residence (e.g. as the primary carer of a worker’s child). There have been some interesting and important cases in the National and European Courts which continue to shape the way these rights are applied in the UK and so the day will include a case law update.
A Workshop presented by Peter Barker, the ‘HB Anorak’, who for many years has been one of the most knowledgeable and experienced trainers in this topic. A fact-filled Workshop covering all the most up-to-date rules, for which is clearly going to be a very full and information packed day!
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We are always pleased to arrange most of our Workshops, such as this one, for staff from an individual organisation to be held at their own training venue. We also offer this topic to In-House clients as a more comprehensive 2-day Workshop. Please email us with your requirements for details.
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