Benefits for EEA Nationals


This one day course provides a complete understanding of when a European Economic Area national is entitled to welfare benefits and tax credits.


Course objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Know who is and isn't covered by European Union law following the Brexit vote;

  • Understand the different residence tests for different benefits;

  • Know which groups have a right to reside;

  • Be able to advise on the Genuine Prospects of Work test

  • Understand residence rights for workers, self-employed people and people with retained worker status;

  • Understand who has rights as a family member or carer;

  • Know when someone has a permanent right of residency;

  • Understand the additional restrictions which affect Croatian nationals;

  • Be aware of recent developments in legislation and how European nationals are affected.

  • Have access to advice regarding any course-related question for 12 months after the course.


Methods of delivery

This is a practical course. It is delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, group work and exercises, case studies, group discussion and games.


Suitable for

Suitable for anyone working with non-British European nationals. Please note this course does not cover the EU Coordination rules. Participants should have a working knowledge of the benefits system. People who are completely new to the benefits system are advised to attend our Introduction to Welfare Benefits course beforehand. 




FOR 12 MONTHS' FREE EXPERT BENEFITS SUPPORT,  book onto one of our open courses (or book an in-house course for your organisation). Any Benefits Training Co. course attendees wanting further advice with specific cases should contact the email address on their e-certificate.

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