Brexit

How the United Kingdom leaving the EU on 31 January 2020 will affect citizens' access to social services and right to vote and stand for elections in Denmark.

For more information on Brexit, go to the webpage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

British citizens residing in Denmark

In order to be entitled to services under the Act on Social Services, a person must legally reside in Denmark. Services can include assistance to vulnerable children and adults, compensation to persons with disabilities and practical support for elderly persons.

Export of benefits from Denmark

Under certain conditions, Danish citizens, other EU-citizens as well as British citizens are entitled to export some Danish benefits. This follows EU-regulation 883/04, and applies in cases where an EU-citizen is considered to be 'socially insured' in Denmark whilst residing in another EU-country. These benefits include social services under the Act of Social Services, which are considered cash benefits under the EU-law.   

With the Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK, citizens’ rights to export of benefits will remain unchanged during the withdrawal period (until the end of 2020).

Voting rights and eligibility for municipal and regional elections and European Parliament elections in Denmark

Brexit affects the right of British citizens to vote and stand for municipal and regional elections and European Parliament elections in Denmark.

Go to more information about how Brexit affects your right to vote and stand for elections in Denmark as a resident British citizen

Contact

If you have any questions, you may contact The Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior, sim@sim.dk