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Changes in your social security position can have important consequences.
Make sure to be informed, aware and compliant.
Depending on whether you are moving within Europe or to a country that has concluded a social security treaty with your home country or not, several actions need to be taken.
We will make a correct analysis of your particular situation and we can assist with the actual execution of the advice by applying for the correct documents.
By contributing to the Belgian social security scheme, you can benefit from one of the best health care systems in the world, including child allowances, and many other advantages.
Changes in your social security position when moving abroad can be troubling.
Why work with xpatriate?
During this exciting international journey, we’ll bring you peace of mind.
- Experts in our field of expertise
- Ready-to-use personalized advice
- Dedicated team with a pragmatic way of working
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a Limosa declaration?
It is an upfront electronic declaration of temporary or partial employment in Belgium.
- What is an A1 form?
It confirms in which country someone is covered for social security matters. It applies within the EU, the EEA and Switzerland.
- What is a Certificate of Coverage?
The CoC is the same as an A1 form but is used between countries who concluded a social security treaty outside the EU, the EEA and Switzerland.
- What is a Dimona declaration?
It is an upfront electronic declaration of local employment in Belgium.
- What are child allowances?
These are monthly payments that you receive per child. This is only applicable when contributing to the Belgian social security scheme.
- How am I refunded from a doctor’s visit?
Stickers received from the Belgian health insurance fund (HIF) need to be collated on the official certificate you receive from the doctor and returned to the HIF.
Sandrine Le Clef, xpatriate