Claiming benefits if you live, move or travel abroad
2. Where you can claim benefits
European Economic Area (EEA) countries
There will be no change to the rights and status of EU nationals living in the UK, nor UK nationals living in the EU, while the UK remains in the EU.
The following countries have benefits arrangements with the UK:
- Czech Republic
Switzerland isn’t 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.