June 18
Anjum Shabbir
10th June 2021
Employment & Immigration

Court of Justice clarifies scope of application of equal treatment in eligibility criteria for housing assistance

The Court of Justice has handed down its judgment in C-94/20, Land Oberösterreich (Aide au logement), finding that EU law precludes national legislation which conditions the granting of housing assistance to third-country nationals with long-term resident status on a specific kind of proof of proficiency in the language of the Member State in question, if that assistance is considered a ‘core benefit’ under Directive 2003/109.

The case concerns a Turkish national who had lived in Austria since 1997 and is considered a ‘third-country national who is a long-term resident’ within the meaning of Directive 2003/109. He received housing assistance until the end of 2017, when a change in the eligibility criteria for housing assistance fo


Your privacy is important for us

We use cookies to improve the user experience. Please review privacy preferences.

Accept all Settings

Check our privacy policy and cookies policy.