Changes are coming on 1 January!
On 30 December 2020, the EU and UK signed a trade and cooperation agreement which will determine the rules that apply from 1 January 2021 to relations between the EU and the UK in a number of areas.
Since 1 January 2021, although an agreement has been reached, major changes must be taken into consideration.
The withdrawal agreement, which entered into force on 1 February 2020, includes specific provisions for British citizens settled in France before 31 December 2020. In most cases, you will retain your rights acquired before that date and continue to benefit from the social security coordination mechanisms. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement does not modify these provisions.
If you wish to settle in France in 2021, you will not be covered by these provisions, but the Trade and Cooperation Agreement provides for social security coordination in certain areas.
You are concerned if you are a British citizen living in France and you want your periods of employment and contribution to be taken into account to calculate your pension entitlement.
If you did not find the answers to your questions on this page, you can contact us at the following address: Brexit@sante.gouv.fr