Last checked: 09/03/2020

When living abroad

Affected by Brexit?

The rules and conditions presented on this page still apply in the UK and to UK citizens in the EU.

If you have acquired any social security rights (such as the right to healthcare, unemployment benefits, pensions) before 31 December 2020, the UK Withdrawal Agreement sets out the general rules for the protection of these rights. Read more about your rights.

If you have problems enforcing your rights, contact our assistance services.

If you are an EU national planning to live in another EU country, be prepared for different social security systems, including health insurance.

What you have to do depends on your personal situation, the length of your stay and the terms of your current health insurance. Make sure you understand your particular case before going abroad.

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