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We pay the UK State Pension worldwide. However, you will only get an increase every year if you live in:
- the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland
- a country that has a social security agreement with the UK that allows for cost of living increases to the State Pension
Moving to an EEA country or Switzerland from
1 January 2021
Read guidance on how State Pension uprating may be affected if you move to an EEA country or Switzerland from 1 January 2021.
EEA countries and Switzerland
If you currently live in the EEA or Switzerland and receive a UK State Pension, you will usually get an increase in your pension every year.
The EEA countries are:
- Czech Republic
Countries the UK has a social security agreement with
The UK has agreements with some other countries to protect the social security rights of workers moving between the 2 countries.
These are sometimes known as ‘bilateral agreements’ or ‘reciprocal agreements’.
If you live in one of the following countries and receive a UK State Pension, you will usually get an increase in your pension every year:
- the Isle of Man
- North Macedonia
- the Philippines
The UK has social security agreements with Canada and New Zealand, but you cannot get a yearly increase in your UK State Pension if you live in either of those countries.