348. Meanings of 'EEA national' and 'qualified person'.

For the purposes of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 20161, an 'EEA national' is a national of an EEA state2 who is not also a British citizen3. A 'qualified person' means a person who is an EEA national and in the United Kingdom as a jobseeker4, a worker5, a self-employed person6, a self-sufficient person7 or a student8.

A person who is no longer working does not cease to be treated as a worker if he:

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    (1)     is temporarily unable to work as the result of an illness or accident9;

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    (2)     is in duly recorded involuntary unemployment after having been