Social insurance, case IV U 555/17

February 14th, 2018, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Polish Social Insurance Institution (SII) deprived a person of the right to a social pension/insurance. According to the SII, this person did not meet the statutory requirements for receiving benefits because she could not be deemed as a person completely unable to work. As the evidence, the SII inter alia pointed to the activity of that person on Facebook. The case was appealled. The District Court in Siedlce in its judgment case fie IV U 555/17 overturned the decision of the SII. The Court ruled that activities of the insured on Facebook cannot support arguments that she is able to use a computer and applications associated with it by herself. In addition, there was no direct relationship between knowledge of how the Internet works and her ability to perform work.