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    Unemployed migrants must get benefits -Euro Court says

    Unemployed migrants could win right to claim benefits after landmark ruling

    Sri Carmichael
    24.02.10




    Unemployed migrants could win right to claim benefits after landmark ruling | News




    Thousands of unemployed migrants could have the right to stay in the UK and claim state benefits after a landmark European ruling involving two London families.
    Migrant parents with children in British schools are entitled to remain in the country and claim support whatever the financial burden they place on the Government, the European Court of Justice said.



    The court declared it was important not to disrupt a child's education. In a ruling yesterday, it said it did not matter if only one of their parents had worked in Britain, or if it was for a brief period before claiming benefits.



    If that parent with a job history and right to live in the UK then left the family, that did not change the circumstances provided the children were in school, the court said.
    The ruling comes after a protracted legal battle by a Somali woman with four children living in Harrow and a Portuguese woman with two children living in Lambeth over their right to public services in the UK.
    Both women no longer live with their husbands, who had held residence rights. Somali Nimco Hassan Ibrahim, 34, came to London with her children to join her Danish husband in 2003.
    He worked for eight months as a bus driver, but then claimed benefits.
    The couple separated in 2004 and the husband left Britain, but Ms Ibrahim and their children, who also have Danish citizenship, stayed.
    The court heard Ms Ibrahim had never been self-sufficient, and relied on benefits and housing support. Harrow council provided her with temporary accommodation during the legal proceedings, but must now give her a three-bedroom home.
    The second case involved Portuguese citizen Maria Teixeira, who joined her husband in the UK in 1989 and two years later had a daughter with him.
    After the couple divorced, Ms Teixeira challenged Lambeth council's decision to deny her housing benefit. Both councils fought the challenges, supported by the Home Office.



    But the judgment said: “The right of residence of the parent who is the primary carer of a child of a migrant worker who is in education is not conditional on that parent having sufficient resources not to become a burden on the social assistance system of the host member state.”



    The UK Border Agency said it was “disappointed”. A spokesman said: “We will now consider closely the judgments and their implications.”
    i'd rather have a phlebotomy than a full frontal lobotomy

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    Do you know what I would get if I went back to Britain now? Have a guess.
    After 30 odd years of paying tax and national insurance.
    Go on, have a mad stab in the dark.
    Yep, you got it, FUCK ALL!

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    ^ claim a nervous breakdown and apply for sick benefit

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    seems like it would be better to just deport them and pay for a plane, Train or Ship ticket back home for them just what I would expect.

    Here a Thai min wage is about 150 baht a day and for a long stay visa I have to have 2150 baht a day income.

    I never thought so, but it seems a Thai is smarter and has more intelligence than a Brit.
    Thai make sure you have money to support yourself and a Brit makes sure you don't before they let ya stay.

    So it seems that the Brits and Yanks are still trying to prove who is the most stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher View Post
    Do you know what I would get if I went back to Britain now? Have a guess.
    After 30 odd years of paying tax and national insurance.
    Go on, have a mad stab in the dark.
    Yep, you got it, FUCK ALL!
    Correct. I was in the U.K a few years back living in Bury whilst I renovated my apartment. I couldn't even get my stamp paid ( all I requested ) because I had more than 3000 pounds in the bank .

    If you want to claim anything back after paying years of contributions the best thing to do is piss all your savings up the wall first and generaly act as irresponsibly as possible.

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