Which country will pay your pension? How will it be calculated? Find out about your pension rights if you have worked in more than one country of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. This leaflet is available in printed format in all EU official languages.
The EU has common rules to protect its citizens’ social security rights when moving within Europe. These do not replace the national social systems with a European one: each country of the European Union lays down the conditions under which social security benefits are granted, as well as the amount of such benefits and the period for which they are granted. However, when doing so, they must comply with EU law, in particular with Regulation (EC) No 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems. This guide gives competent national institutions an overview of the EU coordination provisions in the field of healthcare. It covers the rights of insured persons and their family members, including those of pensioners and their families. Provisions are detailed for both residence and stay, either in the country of insurance or in another country of the European Union. This publication is available in printed format in English, French and German.
Are you thinking about moving to another European country? Find out how EU rules protect your social security rights and those of your family.
Poster - The EU coordinates social security systems to make sure that you don’t miss out on your social security rights if you work in more than one country of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland or want to move to one of these countries to look for a job.
Poster – Thanks to EU rules on social security coordination, you can retire anywhere you want in Europe. You will still receive your pension abroad and also be able to access healthcare locally.