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Pensions: British Nationals Abroad

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 52797, tabled on 14 November 2016

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.

Answered on

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.