EU Court: Austrian restrictions on child benefits abroad illegal

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that Austria’s limitation of benefits for children living abroad violates EU law, the Austrian news agency APA reported on Thursday.

Until now, Austrian allowances were paid on the basis of an indexation corresponding to the cost of living in the countries of residence of the children.

The controversial regulation introduced in 2019 affects many families of workers from other EU countries, including thousands of Czechs.

Author: Ruth Fraňková