Chapter

Equality in social security

Evelyn Ellis and Philippa Watson

in EU Anti-Discrimination Law

Second edition

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199698462
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191745904 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698462.003.0010

Series: Oxford European Union Law Library

Equality in social security

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This chapter extensively analyses the equal treatment in the social Security Directive and the CJEU case law interpreting and applying that directive. It begins with a discussion of the objectives of the directive then proceed to analyse the scope of directive from the point of view of the persons and benefits it covers. The principle of equal treatment is discussed as is the direct effect of that principle and the consequences of direct effectiveness. A section is devoted to the exception to the principle of equal treatment, in particular the derogation in respect of pensionable ages and the consequence for other benefits.

Keywords: social security; equal treatment; persons covered; benefit covered; principle of equal treatment; objective justification; direct effect; implementation; limitation periods; interest

Chapter.  31638 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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