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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.

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