REFUGEE BENEFITS

BY KEITH NUTHALL
REFUGEES and stateless persons resident in a European Union Member State are not entitled to claim social security rights available to EU citizens, when they have arrived from outside the EU and have remained in their country of arrival, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

Only by moving from country to country within the EU could these applicants claim benefits under European social security laws, using rights available to migrant workers. By remaining in one Member State, national authorities refuse to pay benefit, said the ...


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