The Withdrawal Agreement negotiated between the EU and the UK provides for a transition period until 31 December 2020 during which the regulations on the coordination of social security systems will continue to apply (e.g. for tourists, pensioners, students, posted workers). This means that there are no differences in benefit entitlements between the UK and other EU member states for the year 2020.
Provisions on the coordination of social security systems will continue to apply after 31 December 2020 if you were in a cross-border situation between an EU member state and the UK until 1 January 2021 (existing case).
New cases from 1 January 2021 onwards, without any previous cross-border connection between an EU member state and the UK, are subject to the outcome of the negotiations between the EU and the UK. It is still uncertain what the EU's future rela-tionship with the UK will look like for new cases from 1 January 2021. We will provide any new information on this as soon as we have it.