Elsen v Bundes-Versicherungsanstalt Fur Angestellte: ECJ 14 Feb 2001

When calculating an old age pension, a member state was wrong to exclude a period in which the applicant had cared for her child in another member state. She was a frontier worker, and the child had been born in the home country. To allow periods in which she had cared for the child in a neighbouring state to be excluded when calculating her pension entitlement would discourage freedom of movement of workers, and was not to be permitted


Times 14-Feb-2001, C-135/99

Benefits, European

Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.80303