Brexit: Pension & Health Insurance
Rights of Brits Abroad etc
This aims to be a list of web refs, nothing more , eg for UK
National Insurance top up contributions, Health treatment of
Brits abroad, paid by NHS UK Pensions rights etc
: Don't rely on this page, it may be wrong ! Read &
search original authoritative sources !
- Thanks to others for info below, more info & links
- Not every Brit in receipt of a UK govt. pension is
entitled to free healthcare in Germany under the S1 scheme
(reciprocal healthcare payments within the EU).
- If you have ever paid into the German state pension
(Rentenversicherung/ Altersrente) scheme, then you are
excluded from free healthcare under S1 in Germany.
- This exclusion may not apply to S1 entitlement in another
EU27 country - but only if you have never paid into that
country's state pension scheme and if you move there before
the end of e transition period.
- If you're not eligible in Germany, why not move to the
sun and get free healthcare for life there! But you would
have to establish residence in that other EU27 country before
the end of the transition period!
The latest email from British in Bavaria ( Local off
list/quiet/brexit/britishineurope where there were
links to British in Germany with details of the
Withdrawal Agreement. part 3
britishineurope . org / 2020 / 01 / 25 / wa - health -
pensions - social - security/
- On page 2 under Pensions precis: you may be entitled
to receive an S1 form when you qualify for your UK state
pension if you haven\xc2\xb4t worked long enough in your
host country to qualify for a pe ion there. P.
didn\xc2\xb4t apply for the S1, but received it after
applying for State Pension about 3 months before 65th
birthday. 2 people didn\xc2\xb4t get the S1 because they
had paid into a German pension, so one moved to Austria
and the other Spain and then they got the S1 cover.
- on the UK Government website you can apply for a S1
you get it is another story!
- we have a Withdrawal Agreement since the end of
January this year. the Trade Agreement now has to be
negotiated somehow by the end of this year with the
overall Agreement. >/ul>