Homeless EU-citizens has a right to Hartz IV | life

The Corona-crisis, some of it on the head. The pandemic can result in that more people are entitled to certain social benefits. Düsseldorf (dpa/tmn) - the hom

Homeless EU-citizens has a right to Hartz IV | life

The Corona-crisis, some of it on the head. The pandemic can result in that more people are entitled to certain social benefits.

Düsseldorf (dpa/tmn) - the homeless EU citizens looking for work in Germany are normally not entitled to subsistence benefits. In view of the Covid-19-pandemic, you can claim now, however, fast-tracked to appropriate services.

shows a decision of the social court in Düsseldorf (Az.: S 25 AS 1118/20 HE), explains the Association of social law of the German bar Association (DAV). Affected have entitlement to full medical care.

The fall: A Portuguese holding, since 1994 in Germany and is homeless. He applied to the Jobcenter basic security for job-seekers. Since it was only for the purpose of seeking Work in Germany, he was denied this. The right of permanent residence, he had not been demonstrated. It is unclear whether he resided continuously in Germany.

The verdict: His application for a social judicial Eilrechtsschutz had success. The social court is committed to the employment office to grant him provisional benefits in the amount of the General requirements. The minimum subsistence level must also be independent of the Existence of a permanent residence is secured.

The man was in need of assistance and would at least be entitled to social assistance. The pandemic and the associated restrictions made it difficult for the homeless to access services. You could not demand from the man in the current Situation, but also in his home country to travel back and apply for benefits there.

Association of social security law

Updated Date: 22 May 2020, 04:34

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