Case Studies

The following case studies provide examples of the legal advocacy and representation service operated by CLM Northside.

Claim for Child Benefit

By nclcadmin Tuesday, 1st January 2013 | 0 comments
Filed under: Child Benefit.
Background: CLM Northside represented an Appellant, a non-EU national, before the Social Welfare Appeals Office in respect of an application she made for Child Benefit in June 2011 which was disallowed. The application was refused on the grounds that the Appellant was not lawfully resident in the State and therefore could not satisfy the Habitual Residence Condition. This decision was appealed on the grounds that the Appellant derived a right of residence from her son, an Irish and EU citizen, under Articles 20 and 21 TFEU as per the decision of the European Court of Justice in Ruiz Zambrano v Office national de l’empoi.