Request for a preliminary ruling from the Sąd Najwyższy (Poland) lodged on 27 November 2019 — SC v Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych I Oddział w Warszawie Wydział Realizacji Umów Międzynarodowych

(Case C-866/19)

Language of the case: Polish

Referring court

Sąd Najwyższy

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: SC

Defendant: Zakład Ubezpieczeń Społecznych I Oddział w Warszawie Wydział Realizacji Umów Międzynarodowych

Question referred

Should Article 52(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 883/[20]04 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the coordination of social security systems 1 be interpreted as meaning that the competent institution:

(a)    takes into account, in accordance with national law, non-contribution periods not exceeding one third of the aggregated contribution periods completed under national law and under the legislations of the other Member States both for the purpose of determining the theoretical amount (point (i)) and the actual amount (point (ii)) of the benefit; or

(b)    takes into account, in accordance with national law, non-contribution periods not exceeding one third of the aggregated contribution periods completed under national law and under the legislations of the other Member States only for the purpose of determining the theoretical amount (point (i)) but not for the purpose of establishing the actual amount (point (ii)) of the benefit; or

(c)    does not take into account, either for the purpose of determining the theoretical amount (point (i)) or the actual amount (point (ii)) of the benefit, periods of insurance in another Member State when calculating the limit on non-contribution periods under national law?

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1 OJ 2004 L 166, p. 1.