EU Regulation No 883/2004 on the coordination of social security systems, valid as of 1 May 2010, regulates the social security of individuals moving between EU Member States. Together with the implementing EU regulation No 987/2009, it is part of a legal unity on the coordination of social security systems of the various Member States.
Together, these regulations guarantee that, for example, statutory pensions that fall subject to these regulations are paid from one EU/EEA country to another. The Finnish Centre for Pensions transmits pension applications abroad that fall subject to the regulations.
The EU has signed an agreement with Switzerland under which the EU regulations on social security are also applied to Switzerland. As for the UK, the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement apply.Back to Pension Glossary