Elaine Banton and Joshua Yetman have written two briefings for the Discrimination Law Association Journal, which can be viewed here:
Fratila raises important questions in relation to the EU Settlement Scheme, and EU citizens who have pre-settled status under that scheme. The appellants were refused Universal Credit because the Universal Credit Regulations 2013/376 bar claimants with pre-settled from obtaining Universal Credit.
O’Donnell concerns bereavement support payment within Northern Ireland. Provisions under the Pensions Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 stipulated that, in order for a claimant to receive bereavement support payment, their deceased spouse must have paid Class 1 or Class 2 National Insurance Contributions. The appeal addressed whether the provisions that provide for that requirement were incompatible with ECHR Article 14, read with Article 8 and Protocol 1 Article 1.
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