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UK Can Deny Social Services to EU Nationals
As Northern Ireland belongs to the United Kingdom, it can withhold government assistance from a Dutch-Croatian woman with U.K. residency but not U.K. citizenship, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday.
CG had been granted pre-settled status in the United Kingdom under the EU Settlement Scheme, the process by which EU citizens living in the U.K. prior to Brexit could remain after leaving the union. Some 2.25 million EU nationals are living in the U.K. under this arrangement.

When it was a member of the EU, the U.K. was required to treat EU citizens the same as its own nationals. After Brexit [+ "transition period"], however, there is no longer a reciprocal right to live and work in the U.K. and EU.

so ...
It was the Appeal Tribunal in Northern Ireland that referred the case to the EU's highest court.... The 17-judge panel agreed, writing: "The financial situation of each person concerned should be examined specifically, without taking account of the social benefits claimed, in order to determine whether he or she meets the condition of having sufficient resources."
by Cat on Fri Jul 16th, 2021 at 12:52:51 PM EST
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