June 15, 2015

Border People Briefing: Cross-border Family Benefits

For cross-border workers the country of employment usually pays Family Benefits even if the family reside in another EU state. This EU legislation applies to many families living in the Irish border region. How the EU legislation is implemented by the Irish and UK authorities frequently results in excessive delays in payments and as a consequence many families are struggling financially.

This briefing paper explains the complexities of Cross Border Family Benefits and is now used extensively on both sides of the border

Download the briefing paper