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First the UK Social Security Agreement

First the UK Social Security Agreement

Due to Brexit, Switzerland has to conclude a bilateral social security agreement with Great Britain. This has now been accepted by the National Council.


The essentials in a nutshell

  • Switzerland to enter into social security agreement with Great Britain
  • The National Council approved the bilateral agreement on Wednesday.
  • This guarantees that pre-Brexit rights are protected.

of National Council It’s Wednesday Bilateral Social Security Agreement Recognized with Great Britain. Switzerland and Great Britain are provisionally applying the agreement from November 1, 2021.

The agreement, approved by the Grand Chamber by a vote of 191 to 0, has been integrating social security systems ever since. Brexit. In order for it to come into force, it needs to be approved by the parliaments of both countries. Now in Bern Council of State on the train.

Among other things, the agreement provides Pension benefits abroad to export. Disability insurance is an exception here, at London’s request. However, he wrote, the effects are limited because other legal instruments allow the export of IV pensions Federal Council to the Embassy.

The agreement protects pre-Brexit rights

Agreement Switzerland and Great Britain On pre-guaranteed citizens’ rights Brexit Got the rights. Swiss law provides for the unconditional exportation of pensions to Swiss citizens. Citizens of other countries are covered by their respective bilateral agreements.

Great Britain left 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 is no longer relevant.

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