All Articles: Comprehensive Sickness Insurance

Eligibility for NHS treatment does count as Comprehensive Sickness Insurance, the Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled. The case is C‑247/20 VI v Her Majesty’s Revenue and […]

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15th March 2022
BY Charlotte O'Brien

Regular readers will remember the problems caused by Comprehensive Sickness Insurance, or CSI. Essentially, certain EU citizens in the UK pre-Brexit were expected to have private health insurance. If they […]

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4th February 2022
BY CJ McKinney

Comprehensive Sickness Insurance (CSI) continues to be a barrier to British citizenship for EU citizens. Although EU citizens were not required to have CSI to qualify for the EU Settlement […]

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23rd November 2021
BY Lara Parizotto

Advocate General Hogan’s opinion in case C‑247/20 VI v Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs concludes that someone no longer requires Comprehensive Sickness Insurance (CSI) once they have permanent residence […]

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4th October 2021
BY Iain Halliday

On 5 July 1948, Aneurin Bevan launched the National Health Service, telling reporters “today we can say we have the best organised system of social security in the world”. Other […]

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1st December 2020
BY CJ McKinney

The UK government has long taken the position that EU citizen students and self-sufficient people who do not have Comprehensive Sickness Insurance are living in the UK unlawfully. The Home […]

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6th November 2020
BY CJ McKinney

The Home Secretary has a lot of power over naturalisation, the process by which foreign nationals can acquire British citizenship. The criteria for naturalisation are set out in the British […]

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15th October 2020
BY John Vassiliou

If you are an EEA/EU citizen or their family member and wish to qualify for an EU law right of residence, then eventually a right of permanent residence, you have […]

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13th December 2018
BY colinyeo

In AMS v SSWP (PC) (final decision) [2017] UKUT 381 (AAC), Upper Tribunal Judge Ward dismissed a Dutch widow’s appeal against the refusal of her claim for state pension credit on […]

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17th October 2017
BY nathgbikpi

“EU citizens will not be removed from the UK or refused entry solely because they do not have comprehensive sickness insurance,” said a spokesman. Very welcome news but it is difficult […]

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8th March 2017
BY Colin Yeo

Page contentsSummaryWho is affected?What is the effect?What new powers has the Home Office acquired?Investigation of right of residenceEnforced removalWhere do rights of residence of EU citizens in the UK come […]

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27th February 2017
BY colinyeo
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