When you move abroad, you will still be able to receive your retirement pension. However, several specific rules apply.
Payment of your pension
Payment of any solidarity benefits such as the elderly solidarity allowance (“allocation de solidarité aux personnes âgées”/ Aspa) and the supplementary disability allowance (“allocation supplémentaire d’invalidité/ ASI) will stop if you no longer live in France.
Read the article entitled “Low-income benefits”
You will continue to pay your taxes in France if :
If neither of the above criteria applies, you will be taxed in accordance with the tax agreement that has been signed between France and your country of residence.
In addition, if your tax residence is no longer in France:
Read the article entitled “Tax and social security contribution”
The proof of life certificate (“Attestation d’existence”)
Some of France’s retirement pension schemes will require you to submit a proof of life certificate each year. This document, entitled “attestation d’existence” or “justificatif d’existence,” must be filled out by the competent local authorities (town hall, embassy, or consulate). If you do not fill out the document and send it back by the deadline, your pension payments may be suspended.
To check whether this requirement applies to your pension, please refer to your pension fund’s website
To learn more about your entitlement to health care coverage abroad, please refer to the official website for France’s health insurance system.
To also read our article entitled “Health coverage”
To learn more, please refer to CPRPSNCF’s website
Steps you will need to take
You will need to notify your pension funds of any change of address as quickly as possible : you will then be able to receive your pension in your new country of residence or through your bank account in France.
For personalized information based on your pension schemes, please log into your pension account.
You can also use this account to :