If you decide to retire abroad you will still be paid your UK State Pension.
People living in the UK will get an annual increase in their pension amount (up-rating). For those retiring outside the UK, the receipt of any rises in state pension (up-rating), however, may be affected. You will only receive an up-rated pension if you have:
- Retired to a European Economic Area (EEA) country
- Retired to a non-EC country where the UK has a social security agreement covering State Pension increases
For further information on the relevant countries, visit the Department for Work and Pensions website.
If you retire to a country where no special social security agreement has been agreed, your pension will stay fixed at the rate that existed when you retired abroad.