Where you can claim benefits
European Economic Area (EEA) countries
There will be no change to the rights and status of UK nationals living in the EU, nor EU citizens in the UK, while the UK remains in the EU. EU citizens will be able to apply for ‘settled status’ to continue living in the UK after June 2021.
The following countries have benefits arrangements with the UK:
- Czech Republic
Switzerland is not a member of the EEA but is treated as an EEA country for certain benefits.
Other countries with UK benefits arrangements
The following countries have social security agreements with the UK:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Channel Islands
- New Zealand
- the Philippines
You may be able to claim certain benefits in these countries but it will depend on the particular country.