4. What are the problems for people with pending applications? As of June 30th 2021 the backlog of pending applications under the EUSS had grown to almost 570,000. The Home Office has assured us that EEA+ citizens who applied before the deadline will have their rights protected and can use their “Certificate of Application” as evidence of a continuation of such rights. But EEA+ citizens with pending applications are in a state of legal limbo and feel a great deal of anxiety and uncertainty, especially around employment, housing and crossing the border to see loved ones. We know that a lack of physical or official documentation leads to discrimination, especially if employers and landlords are unaware of what they are supposed to do.