Collins v DWP - Foreign national's entitlement to British workers' benefits - Court of Appeal 4.4.06

Mr Collins was born in the USA. He had dual United States and Irish nationality. He had worked for a short period in the UK. His application for UK job-seekers allowance was turned down as he failed the "habitual residence" test required under British rules. The case was referred to the European Court of Justice (see [2005] ICR 37, case C-138/02). The ECJ's ruling was not 100% clear. The Court of Appeal has now ruled that "on the proper interpretation of the ECJ's judgment ...

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