Can I arrive after the date of withdrawal as a British citizen and still have the rights of a EU-citizen when applying for cash benefits?
No. The transitional scheme only concerns British citizens who are already in the country and British citizens in the UK with acquired rights to Danish benefits. However, see an exception below if your spouse arrives after Brexit.
You will be considered a third country national when you arrive after the date of withdrawal and as such you will have to fulfill the requirements for third country nationals when accessing Danish benefits.
Also, you will not be able to include past periods of residence, insurance and employment in the UK and EU when having to meet criteria for access to Danish benefits.
If I arrived as a British citizen in Denmark before the date of withdrawal but apply for benefits after that date – will I then have the same rights to cash benefits as a EU-citizen?
Yes. You will have access to Danish cash benefits on the same terms as EU-citizens as long as you arrived before Brexit.
This also means that you can include past periods of residence, insurance and employment in the UK and EU when having to meet criteria for access to Danish benefits even though you are no longer an EU-citizen.
I am a British citizen - If my spouse arrives after the date of withdrawal, will he/she have the same rights to cash benefits as a EU-citizen?
Yes. As long as the family member is within the scope of family members that can join the partner in Denmark after the date of withdrawal under EU-rules as stipulated in the transitional law, the partner can include periods of residence etc. in the UK when assessing rights to benefits in Denmark.
This even include periods after Brexit and until the day of entry into Denmark.
As a British citizen I lived and worked in Denmark some years ago and I now worry about my pension entitlements. What will happen?
All pension entitlements from before Brexit will be safeguarded and they will be paid out, also outside Denmark. However, in a future permanent scheme this will be subject to reciprocity with the UK. Also, pension entitlements earned in Denmark after Brexit can be exported, as long as they are earned by citizens covered by the transitional law.