Benefits for Persons from Abroad: A Consolidated Guide to the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support Rules following Welfare Reform

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This is a detailed guide aimed at practitioners, providing comprehensive and technical information on the complex rules on claims for housing benefit (HB) and council tax support (CTS) from persons from abroad.








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The three main sections of the publication are supplemented by a detailed annex containing case law supporting the decision making process.

Section one considers the relevant immigration law, including the tests which apply in establishing entitlement.

Section two covers the eligibility rules specifically applying to non-European nationals and their families, including asylum seekers, those granted refugee status, and those granted temporary leave to enter or remain in the UK.

Section three reviews the application of the complex arrangements for those benefit claimants from nationals of states who are members of the European Union or European states with reciprocal social security rules as part of the European Economic Area, who are lawfully resident and with a right to reside in the UK.

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