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Realising EU welfare rights: administrative gatekeeping and the accessibility of EU law

Date: October 2013 - September 2017

Researcher: Professor Charlotte O'Brien

Professor O'Brien examined what EU rights mean in practice.

The procedures for asserting rights to EU-law based equal treatment for some benefits, or to cross-border co-ordination for others, involve invoking complex EU legal provisions.

This project raised the question as to whether the claims processes for social assistance and social security benefits for EU migrants create barriers to claiming entitlements.

This study was funded though an ESRC Future Research Leaders Grant.