Overview of recent cases before the court of justice of the European Union (February 2019-June 2019)

AuthorAnne Pieter van der Mei,Pauline Melin
Publication Date01 September 2019
Date01 September 2019
SubjectCase commentaries
Case commentary
Overview of recent cases
before the court of justice
of the European Union
(February 2019-June 2019)
Anne Pieter van der Mei
Maastricht University, the Netherlands
Pauline Melin
Maastricht University, the Netherlands
In the reporting period (February 2019-June 2019), the Court of Justice of the European Union did
not deliver any ground breaking rulings that really altered existing coordination rules on social
security. Nonetheless, the Court did rule in various interesting cases. These include the material
scope of Regulation 883/2004 (Dreyer), the rules determining the applicable legislation (SF), inva-
lidity benefits (Vester), and family benefits (Bogatu). In addition, the Court brought about clar-
ification of the possibility of retaining worker status (and thus claiming social benefits as a worker)
under Directive 2004/38 (Tarola) and the right of Turkish nationals to export benefits under
Decision 3/80 when returning to Turkey (Coban).
Social security, conflict rules, invalidity benefits, family benefits, retirement pensions
Material scope of regulation 883/2004 and classification of benefits:
In Dreyer
the Court was asked whether two French benefits, the allocation personnalis ´
ee d’auton-
omie (personal independence allowance, ‘APA’) and the prestation compensatoire du handicap
Corresponding author:
Anne Pieter van der Mei, Maastricht University, Bouillonstraat 1-3, 6200 MD, Maastricht, the Netherlands.
E-mail: ap.vandermei@maastrichtuniversity.nl
1. Ministre de l’Action et des Comptes publics v Mr and Mrs Raymond Dreyer, C-372/18, EU: C:2019:206.
European Journal of Social Security
2019, Vol. 21(3) 272–280
ªThe Author(s) 2019
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DOI: 10.1177/1388262719870756

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