I’m a UK citizen resident in an EU/EEA country. What will happen to my State Pension after the UK exits the EU?

The Government looks after your State Pension. 

The Government has said there won’t be any changes before 1 January 2021 to the rules on claiming UK benefits and State Pension in the EEA or Switzerland as a result of the UK leaving the EU. 

The Government is looking to keep certain arrangements with the EU - but the rules depend on what's agreed during negotiations and may change.

This includes:

  • counting future social security contributions in the EEA and Switzerland towards meeting UK State Pension qualifying conditions
  • getting your UK State Pension uprated every year in the EEA and Switzerland

We’ll update our website with more information, so you should keep checking back here as more details are announced. 

For the latest information on the State Pension, see the Money Advice Service website.

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