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Indexation of Family Benefits: "There are no second-class children in the EU"

Published: January 24, 2019; 16:35 · (Vindobona)

The EC European Commission opens an infringement procedure against Austria, as it pays families less child benefit if their children live in another EU country with a lower cost of living.

According to the EU Commission, the new Austrian child benefit rules for EU citizens violate European law. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Kelovy [Public Domain]

The controversial Austrian regulation came into force at the beginning of January and provides for a reduction in family allowances for children living abroad.

According to the EU Commission, the new child benefit rules for EU citizens violate European law.

The Brussels authority therefore initiated infringement proceedings against Austria, which adjusted child benefit…

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