March 2014 – EEA Migrants: The Government Battles On
The DWP has issued guidance to local authority housing benefit departments on the minimum earnings threshold for EEA migrant benefit claimants.
The threshold will be introduced from 1 March 2014 to help to determine whether an EEA national’s previous or current work can be treated as genuine and effective for the purposes of deciding whether they have a right to reside in the UK as a 'worker' or 'self employed person'.
The threshold has been set at the level at which workers start to pay national insurance contributions, currently £149 a week (or £153 a week in the 2014/15 tax year)
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