The appeals concerned the question of whether ‘Zambrano carers’, who are non-EU citizens responsible for the care of an EU citizen child, are entitled to social assistance (that is, non-contributory welfare benefits) on the same basis as EU citizens lawfully resident here. Currently, Zambrano carers who are in need and unable to work receive benefits on a different and less generous basis, namely that on which social assistance is granted to third country nationals to whom the UK has not given unconditional leave to enter the UK or remain (i.e. leave without a restriction on access to public funds).
Arden, Elias, Burnett LJJ
 EWCA Civ 49,  3 WLR 1867,  QB 455,  2 CMLR 27,  HLR 27,  Imm AR 669,  WLR(D) 61, (2015) 18 CCL Rep 5
England and Wales
Appeal from – Sanneh, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Admn 30-Apr-2012
Challenge to payment of Zambrano Income Support . .
Cited – Ruiz Zambrano (European Citizenship) ECJ 8-Mar-2011
ECJ Citizenship of the Union – Article 20 TFEU – Grant of right of residence under European Union law to a minor child on the territory of the Member State of which that child is a national, irrespective of the . .
Appeal from – HC, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions SC 15-Nov-2017
This appeal concerns the rights of so-called ‘Zambrano carers’ and their children to financial support from the state. The appellant, an Algerian national married and had children here, but was refused housing after the break up the marriage. HC . .
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Updated: 20 April 2021; Ref: scu.542442