Right to reside / genuine prospect of work appeal

Last updated: February 22, 2017

Update: 02/11/2016: for more information on the implications of the Upper Tribunal judgment, see the October 2016 Welfare Rights Bulletin article GPOW Kapowed?

Update: 05/08/2016: the Upper Tribunal has now issued its judgment which is available on the Upper Tribunal website.

MB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions CJSA/2042/2015

This case concerns the lawfulness of the "genuine prospect of work" test, which was introduced by the UK in 2014 in order to restrict access to jobseekers allowance by European Union nationals.

The appeal was heard in the Upper Tribunal on 23 June 2016.  We are waiting for the judgment.