Celozzi v Innungskrankenkasse Baden-Wurttemberg, - cross border social secutiry rules - ECJ Case C-332/05 - 18.1.07
Sr Aldo Celozzi, an Italian national, lived and worked for a long period in Germany while his wife (also an Italian national) remained in Italy with their children. From May 1997 he was on long-term sick leave. He received sick pay and subsequently unemployment benefit through a scheme operated by the Innungskrankenkasse Baden-Wurttemberg. As a migrant worker, he was automatically placed in an 'unfavourable' tax class applicable to those married workers permanently separated from their spouses. This meant that his benefit was paid at a significantly lower rate.