EXPORT OF BENEFITS

Where a person has acquired a right to social security benefit in one Member State the benefit must be granted and paid without any reduction, modification, suspension, withdrawal or confiscation when the beneficiary resides in the territory of another Member State. The principle of the export of benefits applies to invalidity, old-age and survivor’s benefits, to death grants. As an exception of this principle special non-contributory benefits may be granted and paid exclusively in the territory of the Member State of residence if they are listed in Annex II a. Another exception is that unemployment benefits are exported for a limited, three months period only.

RELEVANT ARTICLES OF REG. 1408/71

Article 10

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