Social Security Benefits: UK Relations With EU

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 24th January 2020.

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Photo of Ruth Jones Ruth Jones Labour, Newport West

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has for social security co-ordination between the UK and EU member states after the UK leaves the EU.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

During the Implementation Period the Government will be negotiating a future relationship with the EU. As set out in the Political Declaration published on 19 October 2019, both Parties have agreed to consider addressing social security coordination in the light of future movement of persons.

The Withdrawal Agreement provisions on social security coordination will apply to those in scope of that agreement.

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