You are a british citizen


With the ratification of the withdrawal agreement, the United Kingdom made an orderly exit from the European Union at midnight on 31 January 2020. EU law will continue to apply to the United Kingdom until the end of the transition period scheduled for 31 December 2020. The transition period defined by the withdrawal agreement guarantees that nothing will change for individuals and businesses in 2020 in order to give everyone the time to prepare for the implementation of the withdrawal agreement and the future relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom, which still remains to be negotiated.

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:

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asked questions

  • How will my pension entitlement be calculated if I return to the UK ?
  • If you move to the United Kingdom between the UK exit date and 31 December 2020, your contribution periods in France will be taken into account to calculate your pension in the UK according to the provisions of the withdrawal agreement.

    If you return to the UK after the transition period, factoring the contribution periods in France into the calculation of your pension in the UK will be contingent on the measures which will be adopted by the British government. The French government is fully primed to ensure that these rights are subject to optimum protection, as part of safeguarding the rights of British citizens living in France.

  • I live in France and I am a recipient of a British pension (old age, disability, survivor's pension, etc.). As from the withdrawal date, will my health coverage situation change and if so, under what conditions ?
  • During the transition period (withdrawal agreement), your health insurance coverage and the conditions under which you are insured will not change. The current EU rules on coordination of social security systems will continue to apply during the transition period (until 31 December 12). For someone in your situation, these rules provide that – if you are receiving a pension from one Member State and reside in the territory of another Member State – your healthcare costs will be covered by the Member State that pays your pension.
    Therefore, your French healthcare costs will be paid by the United Kingdom.
    For this to happen, you must request an S1 form "Registering for healthcare cover" (the equivalent of the former E121 form) from your British pension fund. This document will allow you to register with the health insurance fund in your place of residence in France. Until 31 December 2020, you will continue to receive benefits under the same conditions as you do now.