Although the Member States are not under an obligation to offer the same benefits to irregular migrants as to nationals, they must follow a core set of human rights standards. These include access to:

  • necessary healthcare for all, including emergency as well as essential healthcare, such as the possibility to see a doctor or to receive necessary medicines;
  • healthcare for pregnant women, and healthcare and education for children on the same basis as nationals;
  • justice – a mechanism allowing an individual to make a complaint and get a remedy such as compensation, for example, for a work accident.