Wed, 07 Jul | Live Online Homelessness Training via ZOOM

Assessing Eligibility in Part 6 Applications & Writing 'Ineligible' Decisions

The course will cover all significant changes to eligibility coming in on 1 July 2021
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Time & Location

07 Jul, 09:30 – 13:30
Live Online Homelessness Training via ZOOM

About the Event

Since 1 January 2021 there have been 3 groups of persons applying for housing. This includes:

  • Persons Subject to Immigration Control
  • EEA Nationals and their families
  • British Citizens

Each group has their own eligibility criteria when it comes to assessing whether a person is ineligible for allocation for housing accommodation. Persons Subject to Immigration Control may also have pre-settled status but remain ineligible. Although Swiss citizens in general have the same eligibility criteria as EEA citizens, separate agreements made between the Swiss and UK governments mean that the eligibility criteria for their family members are slightly different. 

On 30 June 2021, the Grace Period for EEA Citizens and their family members will come to an end. As a result new rules will apply for EEA Citizens and their family members. The effect of the new rules will be that on the 1 July 2021 significant changes will be made to the eligibility criteria and how we write ineligible decision letters.  The changes do not just impact on EEA citizens and their family members. The changes will also impact on certain family members of British Citizens. 

This up to date course will provide all the information on the eligibility changes brought in following the ending of the Grace Period. 

This course aims to assist caseworkers involved in assessing whether applicants are eligible in relation to applications made under Part 6 Housing Act 1996 by providing them with a practical guide in investigating allocation scheme applications taking into account case law and associated legislation. The course will also provide practical advice on writing ‘Ineligible’ decision letters and all delegates will receive 5 decision letter templates. Delegates will also be provided with easy to follow flowcharts to help them work out if an applicant is eligible for an allocation of housing accommodation. 

Delegates will also be able to go through real life eligibility exercises.

Who Should Attend

This course is suitable for those assessing eligibility in accordance with Part 6 Housing Act 1996.

Trainer

Minos Perdios, Director & Reviews Manager at Housing Reviews Ltd

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