Memorandum submitted by Stewart and Elaine Downey (DM 35)



We are sending this email to tell you that the UK DWP export benefit department is not fully implementing the European court case C-299/05 in the export of benefits in our case DLA (care) and Carers allowance. They have now spent two years trying to find and delay not reinstating and paying our rightful benefits one way or another.
The European Commission is now instigating infringement proceedings against them for not complying with the ECJ ruling (Ref No 2009/2139 ).
So we ask you now please can you put pressure on the DWP to comply with the ruling and pay our benefits that we have contributed too all our working life,s until we had to give up and look after each other.

October 2009