A PROPOSAL by the European Commission to end discrimination against non-EU nationals in the social security field could help local authority social services departments dealing with new immigrants ensure that their clients receive state benefits.

Brussels says that EU social security co-ordination rules covering the rights of citizens who move from one country to another, (and which up until now relate only to EU nationals, stateless persons, refugees and members of families and survivors of EU nationals), should apply to third country ...

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