Sometimes, out of fear or lack of information, some people simply do not have the courage to work on the other side of the border. Some rumours or feedback can occasionally be discouraging. Today we explain why working on the other side of the border can be envisaged in the short, medium or long term!
Because you and your family are socially covered
Whether it’s about care, child benefit, or accidents in life, working in Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg or Switzerland allows you to benefit from their social security coverage. Working on the other side of the border means that you are covered for healthcare in your country of work, but also in your country of residence. This may allow you to get child benefit from that country and gives you rights to accident, invalidity and other insurance.
Because even if you lose your job, you’ll be compensated
Working in a border country can lead to job loss. However, this is a common situation in everyday life and is still regulated by law. In any case, if you lose your job on the other side of the border, you will receive support in your country of residence. Compensation is also possible and is calculated on the basis of your period of work abroad.
Because European legislation guarantees you a retirement pension
Persistent rumours discourage some people from working in our border countries. Well, it is not necessary to work ten years in Luxembourg or five years in Germany to be entitled to a pension. European regulations oblige each European country to pay you a pension if you have worked for at least one year in the country concerned. Your European career will be taken into account for the opening of your pension rights in each country. One year is therefore enough to be entitled to a pension! And if you work for less than a year, you will not lose anything: your country of residence will take over the contributions.
Because the only thing you need to do is to educate yourself
Labour law, taxation: some procedures can quickly turn into a daily headache. However, information is the best way to avoid uncertainty. Your reporting obligations, your employment contract… you can find out all the rules on the www.frontaliers-grandest.eu platform.
Because you are accompanied in your cross-border journey
Throughout the Grand Est region, local and expert level structures can answer your questions and assist you in your procedures. If you need more information, do not hesitate to contact Frontaliers Grand Est and its partners!
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