Free movement and special non-contributory benefits for disabled people: between the devil and the deep blue sea

Roberts, Simon (2016) Free movement and special non-contributory benefits for disabled people: between the devil and the deep blue sea. ERA-Forum, 17 (2). pp. 221-232. ISSN 1863-9038

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Abstract

Special non-contributory benefits (SNCBs) include benefits intended solely for the specific protection of disabled people. SNCBs are not exportable under EU law. This paper asks whether SNCBs discriminate against disabled people exercising their right to free movement. The question whether the difference of treatment identified falls within the scope of EU law, including under obligations deriving from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and whether any discrimination could be justified are considered, but left open. It is proposed that SNCBs are included in a review of the compatibility of EU legislation with the UN Convention.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Disability; free-movement; special-non-contributory-benefits; UNCRPD
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Sociology and Social Policy
Identification Number: 10.1007/s12027-016-0434-3
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2016 13:41
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2017 18:34
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/36175

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