The state pension will change next year as a result of Brexit; how will this affect Britons?
PENSION FROM THE STATE Payments are crucial to millions of individuals, but the rules governing how they are computed are changing.
State Pensions are paid to Britons who have paid National Insurance contributions throughout their lives, both in the UK and abroad. Before receiving any state pension, a person usually needs to have ten qualifying years of NI contributions, which do not have to be consecutive. In addition, 35 eligible years of NI contributions or more will be necessary to unlock the full state pension payout.
These are part of the guidelines that assist the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) figure out how to compute the state pension payment.
However, certain Britons should be aware of substantial changes that will take effect next year.
The changes are the outcome of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, sometimes known as Brexit.
The rule change would influence how the UK state pension is calculated for people who move to the EU, European Economic Area (EEA), or Switzerland after living in other countries.
These are the following:
The crucial point to remember is that the change will take effect on January 1, 2022.
Individuals will no longer be eligible to count times spent in the aforementioned three countries towards calculating a state pension after this date if both of the following conditions are met:
“The change will affect you whether or not you have claimed your UK State Pension yet,” according to the Government website.
“Using solely your UK National Insurance record, your UK State Pension will be computed, or recalculated if already in payment.”
If a person plans to retire overseas, they must notify the government office in charge of their state pension.
Individuals who relocate to the EU, EEA, or Switzerland can continue to receive their UK state pension.
In the EU, the state pension will be enhanced every year in line with the rate paid in the United Kingdom.
However, certain people will be unaffected by the rule change that will take effect in January 2022.
The government claims that residents of the United Kingdom, regardless of nationality, will be unaffected.
This also applies to UK nationals, EU or EEA citizens, and Swiss nationals who lived in the EU, EEA, or Switzerland on December 31, 2021.
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