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Councils have a Social Security agreement with the UK

Councils have a Social Security agreement with the UK

Parliament voted on a bilateral social security agreement between Switzerland and Great Britain.

Briefly essential

  • The bilateral Social Security agreement is now in Parliament.
  • It must be adopted in Switzerland and Great Britain.
  • Only then can it definitely come into force.

That Houses of Parliament From November 1, 2021, Switzerland and Great Britain will be able to decide on a bilateral social security agreement to apply for on a temporary basis. Of Federal Council Delivered the message to the congregations on Wednesday.

And so on The agreement will be strictly in force Can take place and must be approved by the parliaments of the two treaty states. Since then it has been integrating the social security systems of the two countries Brexit. Among other things, it considers the export of pension benefits overseas. Disability insurance (IV) is the exception here.

He wrote that this exception was sought by London because of the uniqueness of British law Federal Council. However, the consequences are minimal as other legal instruments allow IV pensions to be exported.

The agreement guarantees the rights that existed before Brexit

Because agreement Switzerland and Great Britain Guarantees pre-citizens Brexit Received rights. Swiss law provides for the unconditional export of pensions to Swiss citizens. Citizens of other countries are subject to the respective bilateral agreements.

Switzerland and the United Kingdom signed an agreement in September 2021; It has been in use temporarily since November 1st. Great Britain exits EU On January 1, 2021. Since then, the agreement on the free movement of persons EU The planned integration of social organizations with Great Britain no longer applies.

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