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Yes to social security benefits and compensation for healthcare expenses in connection with Brexit

27 March 2019 klockan 15.39

The UK intends to withdraw from the EU (Brexit). A withdrawal agreement has been negotiated between the EU and the UK, but has not yet been approved by the British Parliament. There is a risk that the UK may leave the EU without a valid withdrawal agreement in place.

The Riksdag has therefore said yes to a proposal from the Government which will make it possible for private individuals in the UK to continue to receive Swedish social security benefits, with the exception of unemployment insurance, for a transitional period. Private individuals will also be able to receive compensation for healthcare expenses during the same transitional period.

The new rules will come into force on 29 March 2019. The possibility of applying the rules on social security benefits and compensation for healthcare expenses will cease to apply at the end of 2019, with certain transitional rules.