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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), Gibraltar or Switzerland
- a country that has a social security agreement with the UK that allows for cost of living increases to the State Pension
1. EEA countries, Gibraltar and Switzerland
Citizens of EEA countries, Gibraltar or Switzerland entitled to a social security benefit or pension will keep their entitlement if they move between those countries.
This means that if you live in the EEA, Gibraltar 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
2. 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
- 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.