Benefits for EEA Nationals, Part 1

Tuesday, 10 November '20   9:45am - 12:45pm

This is Part 1 of a two-part course. To attend the complete course, please click View Selection, then SELECT MORE and add Part 2.

Benefits for EEA Nationals, Part 1:
9.45am - 12.45pm

  • Introduction & overview
  • The Habitual Residence Test

Benefits for EEA Nationals, Part 1 provides an overview of the various tests applied to different benefits that can be claimed by European Economic Area nationals. After the break, we look at the Habitual Residence Test and how EEA nationals can qualify for means tested benefits via a qualifying Right to Reside.

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Know which benefits have a presence test, which benefits have a residence test and which benefits are subject to the Habitual Residence Test;
  • Have gained an awareness of the different Right to Reside categories and how they can help EEA nationals satisfy the eligibility rules for means tested benefits.
  • Understand how the EU Settlement Scheme operates and how benefits are affected by settled and pre-settled status;
  • Be able to recognise when an EEA national has worker status, retained worker status, self-employed status and retained self-employed status.

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.

Intended audience
This course is for staff working with non-British European nationals. No previous experience is required although a working knowledge of the wider benefits system is assumed.

Named participants who complete all parts of this modular online course will be eligible for an e-certificate, access to our benefits news and 12 months access to our post course advice service.


In the week before the course, you will receive an email with Zoom link(s) to the course and a Dropbox link to access the pack/slides which are in pdf format. You will need to download (or print) the pack (and slides, if you wish) before each part of the course.

You 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.


2 part discount ticket (booking for both Parts 1 & 2)
This ticket covers both Part 1 and Part 2 (the following day)
£120.00 + VAT
Single module ticket
Standard price per module
£70.00 + VAT