Pensionsversicherungsanstalt v Brey – WLR Daily

Posted September 23rd, 2013 in benefits, EC law, freedom of movement, law reports, pensions by sally

Pensionsversicherungsanstalt v Brey (Case C-140/12); [2013] WLR (D) 352

“European Union law—in particular, articles 7(1)(b), 8(4) and 24(1) and (2) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/38/EC of 29 April 2004 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the member states—precluded national legislation which, even in relation to the period following the first three months of residence, automatically barred the grant of a social security benefit to a national of another member state who was not economically active, on the grounds that, despite having been issued with a certificate of residence, he did not meet the necessary requirements for obtaining the legal right to reside on the territory of the first member state for a period of longer than three months, since obtaining that right of residence was conditional upon that national having sufficient resources not to apply for the benefit.”

WLR Daily, 19th September 2013