Slovakia -EU says old-age benefits are transferable -May 06, 2013

Every senior living in Slovakia whose pension does not exceed 60% of the average monthly wage is entitled to a special old-age benefit, according to a law passed in 2006. Yet pensioners who move to another EU or EEA state lose their eligibility for the benefit, the so-called Christmas allowance, regardless of how many years they have worked in Slovakia. Because of such practices the European Commission has referred Slovakia to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), saying that it is breaching ‘its obligations under EU law on social security coordination’.

English: http://spectator.sme.sk/articles ...

 

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