HB Circular A10/2011: End of the Worker Registration Scheme
- Department for Work and Pensions
- Part of:
- Housing Benefit for local authorities: adjudication circulars
- First published:
- 7 August 2013
End of the Worker Registration Scheme.
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Since 1 May 2004 nationals from Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia (A8 nationals) have, subject to certain exemptions, been required to register their employment with the Home Office’s Worker Registration Scheme in order to be treated as workers. If subject to the scheme, they could only claim Housing Benefit or Council tax benefit when in registered employment. Once they had completed 12 months registered employment they were no longer subject to the scheme. Self-employed A8 nationals were not subject to the restrictions.
The Work Registration Scheme ended on 30 April 2011. This means that from 1 May 2011, A8 nationals:
- are no longer required to register their employment to be treated as workers
- can claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit as jobseekers provided they have claimed income based Jobseeker’s Allowance
Published: 7 August 2013