Benefits for European Migrants, Part 1 outline:
3 hours on Day 1, including registration, course presentation & practice, break and time for questions
- Overview and introduction
- Right to Reside groups
This part of the course identifies the different groups we might work with in relation to benefits and European migrants. It also provides an overview of the different tests that are applied. This part of the course goes on to look at some of the main Right to Right Reside groups and considers how to approach a case involving the Habitual Residence Test.
By the end of part 1, participants will:
- Be able to identify different groups of migrants and how we should approach benefits advice for each group.
- Be aware of the residence and presence rules for each of the main benefits that migrants can be entitled to.
- Be able to recognise the necessary links to work that can entitle some European migrants to benefits involving the Habitual Residence Test;
- Be familiar with worker status, retained worker status, self-employed status and retained self-employed status.
Benefits for European Migrants, Part 2 outline:
3 hours on Day 2, including registration, course presentation, break and time for questions
- Right to Reside groups (continued)
- Further practice
This part of the course continues to look the main Right to Right Reside groups and considers how to approach a case involving the Habitual Residence Test. This part of the course goes on to practice what has been taught and returns to the broader issues we should consider when working with European migrants.
By the end of part 2, participants will:
- Be familiar with the rights of an EEA jobseeker, family member rights and the derivative right to reside.
- Be able to use a systematic approach to understand the benefits rights of European migrants.
- Have had an opportunity to consider a range of scenarios that may come in their work.
Methods of delivery
This course is delivered online live with a BTC trainer. It is a practical course delivered using a combination of trainer presentation, exercises and case studies, group discussion and games. Participants will be provided with e-learning supporting material including PowerPoint slide handouts, a comprehensive training pack pdf and additional resources. There is a 20-30 minute break halfway through each part of the course.
This course is for staff working with non-British European nationals. Some previous experience of working with European migrants is helpful and a working knowledge of the wider benefits system is assumed.
Certificate and post course support
Participants will receive an e-certificate for completing both Parts 1&2 (6 hours) of any complete BTC course. This also guarantees eligibility to access our free 12 months post-course advice service (including priority entry to free webinars).
This online course is run over Zoom. In the week before the course, you will receive an email with Zoom link(s) and access the supporting materials. You will need to download (or print) the pack (and slides, if you wish) before each part of the course, unless you have selected a printed pack when booking.
Participants will need a good wifi connection and a suitable computer/laptop to access both the Zoom session and the pack throughout. You may wish to use a separate device for the pack (or split your screen) if you cannot or do not wish to print. We recommend participants log in a few minutes beforehand. You may also wish to have a pen and paper handy to make notes.