Benefits for EEA nationals

Understand the entitlements of nationals from the European Economic Area.

This course will provide a comprehensive and detailed overview of the benefits which can be claimed by nationals from the European Economic Area, as well as covering the Right to Reside Test and the Habitual Residence Test

Who is this course for?

Those involved in supporting service users such as project, support and advice workers. Participants should have a working knowledge of the benefits system.

What will you learn?

On completion of this course you will:

  • Know who is covered by European Union law;
  • Understand the different residence tests for different benefits;
  • Know which groups have a right to reside;
  • Be able to advise on the main factors that are relevant in establishing habitual residence;
  • Understand residence rights for workers, self-employed people and people with retained worker status;
  • Understand who can derive residence rights as a family member or carer;
  • Know when someone has a permanent right of residency;
  • Understand the additional restrictions which affect Croatian and A2 nationals;
  • Be aware of recent developments in legislation and how European nationals are affected.


One-day course

Costs (in-house training)

This course can be booked in-house for a team of up to 16

Members: £799
Associate members: £920
Non-members: £1,150

Very clear, I could assess someone's situation in a more logical way after this course, very good.

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James Cuming

Training manager

James our training manager develops and manages Homeless Link's in-house training programme.

Telephone: 020 7840 4450
Twitter: @TrainingHL