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The government intends to change the rules on how the UK State Pension is calculated if you move to live in the EU, EEA or Switzerland and you have previously lived in:
This is because the UK has left the EU.
From 1 January 2022, you will no longer be able to count periods living in Australia (before 1 March 2001), Canada or New Zealand, towards calculating your UK State Pension if both the following apply:
The change will affect you whether or not you have claimed your UK State Pension yet. Your UK State Pension will be calculated, or recalculated if already in payment, using only your UK National Insurance record.
This change will need to be approved by Parliament.
You are not affected by the change if you either:
As long as you continue to live in the same country, you will still be able to count time living in Australia (before 1 March 2001), Canada or New Zealand to calculate your UK State Pension.
If you live in an EU or EEA country or Switzerland, your UK State Pension will continue to be increased each year in line with the rate paid in the UK.
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