Acting on behalf of the Austrian National Union of Students, CHSH has represented a Czech student and a German student in their challenge of the practice of having family allowance notionally deducted by authorities when calculating financial aid for higher education studies granted to foreign students in Austria. The practice, according to CHSH, "has frequently resulted in a significant reduction in financial aid granted to students."
As a result of the challenge, Austria's Administrative Court ruled that the practice is unlawful. "The findings of the Administrative Court have now clarified that only family allowance actually received, both in the case of foreign and Austrian students, may be taken into account when calculating financial aid for higher education studies," explained CHSH Partner Stefan Huber, who leads the firm's Public Law team.
In addition to Huber, the CHSH team at CHSH included Associate Eugenio Gualtieri.