Benefits for Migrants Handbook | 9th edition

Publication date: 2017 Edition: 9th edition Format: Paperback, 500 pages Published by: Child Poverty Action Group
ISBN: 978-1-910715-24-6


The Benefits for Migrants Handbook is the complete and definitive guide to social security entitlement for people who have come to, or who are leaving, the UK.

With migrants' rights constantly under discussion, it can be hard to keep up with what has actually changed. Although the Brexit vote has not yet resulted in any changes to the social security rights of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members, benefit entitlement for all migrants is constantly changing and invariably complex. Our unique handbook helps you to navigate the full complexity of the immigration and benefit rules.

What does it cover?

This latest edition, which is fully updated with the latest developments in legislation and caselaw, will help if you are struggling to:

■ identify whether you have a right to reside
■ satisfy the evidence requirements
■ understand the significance of someone in your household having immigration leave with no recourse to public funds
■ be clear how long benefits will be paid if you go abroad
■ check entitlement to asylum support or challenge a decision
■ show that have a ‘genuine and sufficient link to the UK’ and therefore do not need to wait two years to get disability and carers’ benefits
■ work out whether the UK is the ’competent state' to pay a benefit
■ challenge a decision to stop your benefit because you failed the 'genuine prospects of work test'

Who is it for?

Fully indexed and cross-referenced to UK and European legislation and caselaw, the handbook is an essential resource for EEA and non-EEA nationals, asylum seekers and refugees, families with different immigration statuses, claimants coming from or going to other European states and British citizens returning from abroad.

For CPAG members and CAB customers, the handbook is available for £30.60. Please contact us on 020 7812 5227 or email:  

'The Benefits for Migrants Handbook remains the essential guide for anyone seeking to navigate the complex rules surrounding immigration and benefits.' – PHILLIP TAYLOR MBE & ELIZABETH TAYLOR OF RICHMOND GREEN CHAMBERS

‘Recommended without reservation … continues the fine record CPAG have in this field.

‘The only (guide) that I know of that successfully helps navigate such a complex maze of legislation while remaining readable and of practical use to advisers.’ - ADVISER

Of invaluable use for immigration and welfare benefit advisers… as well as legal practitioners in need of a quick, no-nonsense reference guide to solve practical problems.’ - IMMIGRATION, ASYLUM & NATIONALITY LAW

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