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Withdrawal Symptoms – Benefit Entitlements for EEA Migrants

May 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Over the last 6 months there have been significant legal developments – both new legislation and caselaw – concerning the benefit entitlements of EEA nationals. Further changes are expected over the coming months.

This webinar will cover:

  1. A report back from the Court of Justice hearing of the Northern Irish case (C-709/20) on the legality of excluding pre-settled status as a qualifying right to reside for universal credit (i.e. the same issue as in Fratila) and discussion of the ongoing relevance of these cases post 31 December 2020;
  1. Some of the key Withdrawal Agreement protections that affect benefit entitlements;
  1. Potential arguments and practical tips on how to advise EEA nationals at this time.


Rebecca Walker: Lead author of the Benefits for Migrants Handbook and CPAG Trainer

Tom Royston: Barrister at Garden Court North – has acted in numerous right to reside cases including SSWP v Gubeladze [2019] UKSC 31; Fratila and Tanase v SSWP and AIRE Centre [2020] EWCA Civ 1741 and also Counsel for the claimant in C-709/20 Department for Communities NI.

Martin Williams: Welfare Rights Adviser, CPAG


This two-hour webinar will run from 1pm to 3pm, with a 15 minute break at 1.55pm. It will be delivered live online, via Zoom, and there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask the speakers questions.

Participants will receive an email link, a few days before the webinar, to allow access to the event.


Ticket prices start from £49.50 for voluntary organisations and £69.50 for statutory/other organisations.

Webinar: Withdrawal Symptoms – Benefits for EEA Migrants, 6 May 2021 | CPAG

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