Federal Child Benefit Act (Bundeskindergeldgesetz). .. From 1 January , in addition to the maximum of € per child in cash benefit, recipients of. Original name: Neufassung des Bundeskindergeldgesetzes. Name: Publication of the revised form (consulted on ). Abstract/Citation: Citizens and. beziehungsweise sozialrechtlichem Kindergeld nach dem Bundeskindergeldgesetz sind daher in grenzüberschreitenden Fällen die einschlägigen.

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This document is an excerpt from the EUR-Lex website. Kreuschitz, acting as Agent. Centeno Huerta, acting as Agents.

Indeed, in such a case, all possibility of choosing between the Spanish dependent child benefit and the Spanish non-contributory benefit for handicapped persons is excluded. If an application for benefits is not made in the Member State in whose territory the members of the family are residing, the competent institution of the other Member State may apply the provisions of paragraph 1 as if benefits were granted in the first Member State.

That would also be true under Article 78 2 b i of that regulation. That analogy is called for, first, based on the comparability of the interests at stake, since dependent children of pensioners should be treated in the same way as dependent children of workers.

Germany – Publication of the revised form of the Federal Child Benefit Act.

Bundes,indergeldgesetz, those interested persons do not meet all the conditions of form and of substance to be granted those allowances. Benefits shall be granted in accordance with the following rules, irrespective of the Member State in whose territory the pensioner or the children are residing: Indeed, that provision is intended not only to avoid the overlapping bundeskincergeldgesetz benefits, but also to ensure an equitable sharing bundeskindergepdgesetz burdens between Member States.

Consequently, since the right to those benefits is precluded only because the parents of the handicapped child have taken advantage of an option provided for by Spanish national bundeskinddergeldgesetz, that court is inclined to take the view that receiving bundesoindergeldgesetz Spanish non-contributory benefit for handicapped children prohibits interested persons from claiming the German dependent child benefit from the Member State which, not being the Member State of residence, is involved only in the alternative under those provisions.

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Indeed, if that were not the case, the questions raised by that court concerning the interpretation of those provisions would be irrelevant.

This also applies when, under the legislation of the Member State of residence, the interested persons are unable to opt for payment of family allowances bundeskindergeldgeseetz that State. Indeed, that benefit cannot be considered to be granted exclusively on the basis of the number, and, as the case may be, the age of members of the family, since supplementary or different criteria are also decisive, namely, the handicap and its degree or severity.

Skip to main content. Use the Advanced search. The amount of the allowance depends on the number of dependent children. Benefits shall be granted in accordance bundes,indergeldgesetz the following rules, irrespective of the Member State in whose bundeskindergeldgesetzz the pensioner or the children are residing:. The disputes in the main proceedings and the questions referred for a preliminary ruling. Social security for migrant workers — Family allowances — Pensioners entitled under the legislation of several Member States — Benefits for dependent children of pensioners and for orphans — Handicapped children.

Second, it is also supported by the meaning and purpose of Article 76 2. Where, during the same period, for the same family member and by reason of carrying on an occupation, family benefits are provided for by the legislation of the Member State in whose territory the members of the family are residing, entitlement to the family benefits due in accordance with the legislation of another Member State, if appropriate under Article 73 or 74, shall be suspended up to the amount provided for in the legislation of the first Member State.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: This site uses cookies to improve your browsing experience. Graf Vitzthum, bundeskinderfeldgesetz as Agent. Furthermore, each of them is or was the father of a handicapped child of over the age of 18 years. Help Print this page.

Indeed, such an incompatibility under national law can be explained only by the Spanish legislature finding that those two benefits are similar, or at the very least, pursue the same objective. Would you like to keep them? The fact that intentionally no application is made for the payment of family benefits ought not, therefore, to entail the transfer of the obligation to grant them from the Member State of priority in that respect to bunddskindergeldgesetz which is competent only in the alternative.


Transposed to the case here, the application of that provision means that the competent German institutions could act as if the interested persons had chosen to receive the family allowances provided for by the Spanish legislation, thus excluding the right to family allowances provided for by the German legislation. EU case law Case law Digital reports Directory of case law. Such a question of interpretation of a rule of EU law clearly falls within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court.

Need more search options? Arabadjiev, Judges, Advocate General: Cunha Rodrigues, President of the Chamber, U. Judgment of the Court Second Chamber of 20 October For handicapped children incapable of supporting themselves, the BKGG provides that that allowance is paid without any age limit if the handicap was established before the age of 25 years.

It is not disputed that that benefit constitutes a special non-contributory benefit. On those grounds, the Court Second Chamber hereby rules: Plaza Cruz and S. Costs incurred in submitting observations to the Court, other than the costs of those parties, are not recoverable.

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That would, for example, be the case if the handicapped child ceased to live together permanently with his parents in order to occupy a home of his own or to join a therapeutic community. The determining factor in this respect is that the Spanish family benefits are payable even if the handicapped child may not, in such a case, receive the Spanish non-contributory benefit for handicapped persons.

The answer to the third question is that the answer to it is the same as that to the first two questions where, under the legislation of the Member State of residence, the interested persons are unable to opt for payment of family allowances in that State.