Employment and support allowance was social assistance and not a labour market-related benefits, for the purposes of EU law
Alhashem v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  EWCA Civ 395
- Related Member(s):
- Helen Mountfield QC
- Related Practice Area(s):
- EU Law, Immigration, Asylum and Free Movement
- Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
Whether the decision of the Secretary of State had been correct, where the appellant, a Dutch citizen, had been denied employment and support allowance, on the grounds that she did not have a right to reside in the UK. Held: Employment and support allowance was social assistance and not a labour market-related benefit. EU law only required labour market-related benefits to be made available to EU citizens from other member states.
Helen Mountfield QC was involved in this case.