Q+A New social security rules in the EU

From 1 May 2010, it will be easier for EU citizens to live and work in other Member States. New agreements have been made in the European Union (EU) for determining in which country you have social security insurance cover in the event of cross-border situations. The agreements prevent you from being insured in two EU countries at the same time, as well as not being insured in any country at all. The new rules will apply to you if you start work in, or move to, another EU country. If you come from another country to the Netherlands to work or live, you too will be covered by the rules.