UK-Switzerland: Transitional Social Security Agreement

On 31 October 2019, the UK and Switzerland agreed upon a transitional agreement for social security after the UK leaves the EU. In this blog, Fragomen's Siobhan Owers and Iskra Nikolic Uskokovic provide a quick overview of this agreement and its impact.

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One of the major principles of the social security coordination rules set out in EU Regulation 883/2004, is to ensure people receive the full benefit of contributions they have made. If Brexit ends in ‘No Deal’, EU and Swiss workers in the UK and British workers in an EU member state and Switzerland could lose their existing social security protections under the current reciprocal agreements, essentially becoming third-country nationals overnight not eligible to benefit from free movement.

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