Italy / Tribunale di Firenze, Sezione Lavoro / 2940 R.G. Maternity benefits for stateless person

Key facts of the case:

The plaintiff is stateless person though she was born and has since lived in Italy. She holds a temporary stay permit for stateless persons. After the birth of her child, she applied for maternity benefits and her application was turned down by both the municipality of Florence and the National Social Security Institute (INPS). According to the two bodies, the applicant could not satisfy the criteria set by national law due to her condition of being stateless.

Results (sanctions) and key consequences or implications of the case:

The municipality and INPS were ordered to grant the maternity benefits to the applicant.