EU ruling goes against ministers on pregnant benefit claimant – The Guardian

Posted June 20th, 2014 in benefits, domicile, EC law, news, pregnancy, references to European Court by tracey

‘A pregnant French woman, who was denied benefits in the UK because she was not considered to be “a worker”, had been entitled to the payments, the European Court of Justice has ruled. Jessy Saint Prix gave up work as a teaching assistant and was denied income support. Non-UK residents are not entitled to the benefit – unless they have acquired the status of worker in EU law. The case now returns to the Supreme Court for a final ruling.’

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The Guardian, 19th June 2014