To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many UK pensioners who live outside the UK receive pensions from other EU countries; and how many receive such entitlements from each other EU country.
22 November 2016
The UK State Pension is paid worldwide to those who are eligible. Entitlement to State Pension is based not on nationality but on a person’s national insurance contributions record. Therefore, from the information we hold on those in receipt of the UK State Pension in EU countries we cannot separately identify EU and UK nationals. In addition, we do not hold information on pension entitlements administered by other EU countries.