Court of Justice rules on rights of a pensioner to be reimbursed for the costs of cross-border healthcare
The Court of Justice has ruled in CAK (C-636/19) that a person can be reimbursed by the State responsible of the pension for the costs of cross-border healthcare received in a third Member State without being affiliated to the compulsory health insurance scheme of the Member State that pays his pension.
The request for a preliminary ruling was made in the context of a dispute between an individual, Y, and the Central Administration Office in the Netherlands ('CAK'). Y, who is a Dutch national but resides in Belgium and receives a pension from the Netherlands, was entitled to healthcare in her Member State of residence (Belgium) at the expense of the Member State responsible for the pension (the Netherlands). Y was not insured unde