British expats living in France will still be eligible for pension uprating, disability benefits and healthcare cover after the UK leaves the EU, according to the British prime minister.
Speaking in the House of Commons, Theresa May reassured both Brits living in the EU and EU nationals in Great Britain that when it comes to some of their key concerns, much will stay the same. “The UK will continue to export and uprate the UK state pension and provide the associated healthcare cover within the EU. We will continue to protect the export of other benefits and associated healthcare cover where the individual is in receipt of those benefits on the cut-off date.”
The deadline for receiving these benefits is not yet set but it’s likely to be before the UK leaves the EU, scheduled for 29 March 2019. The prime minister also said that the UK would continue to be part of the European Health Insurance Care scheme, providing some reassurance to Brits visiting France that their health costs will be covered.