- Denial of income-related benefits to Zambrano carers ruled lawful (R (on the application of HC) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and others)
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- What was the background to the case?
- What issues arose for the Supreme Court’s consideration?
- What did the court decide, and why?
- To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area? Are there still any unresolved issues practitioners will need to watch out for?
- How does the decision fit in with other developments in this area of law?
- What are the implications for practitioners? What will they need to be mindful of when advising in this area?
Immigration analysis: The denial of income-related benefits to third country nationals caring for EU nationals has been found by the Supreme Court to be lawful. Matthew Evans, the director of the Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (AIRE) Centre, and Alice Welsh, a legal caseworker at the AIRE Centre, examine the court’s reasoning in R (on the application of HC) and consider the implications.
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