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Social Security Benefits: British Nationals Abroad

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Roger Gale Roger Gale Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (Full Member)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether a conclusion has been reached on infringement proceedings generated by the European Commission against the Government of the United Kingdom, with regard to the application of the 'Past Presence' test for disability benefit purposes as it affects ex-patriate citizens of the United Kingdom now resident in other EU member states; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

There has been no formal conclusion to the infringement proceedings brought by the European Commission against the Government of the UK with regard to the application of the ‘Past Presence Test’ for certain disability benefits.

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