Assessing Eligibility in Part 7 Applications & Writing S184 'Not Eligible' Decisions
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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 in relation to assessing eligibility in homeless applications. 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 UK. 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 not eligible 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 7 Housing Act 1996 by providing them with a practical guide in investigating homeless applications taking into account case law and associated legislation. The course will also provide practical advice on writing ‘Not Eligible’ S184 decision letters and all delegates will receive 12 decision letter templates, including all decisions where a duty can be ended upon a person ceasing to be eligible. Delegates will also be provided with easy to follow flowcharts to help them work out if an applicant is eligible.
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 7 Housing Act 1996.
Minos Perdios, Director & Reviews Manager at Housing Reviews Ltd
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