Centrelink International Agreements

However, if you are travelling to a country that has a social security agreement with New Zealand, you can apply to be paid under the agreement, either before you leave New Zealand or after you arrive in the contracting country. There are a few exceptions to this, since, under certain agreements, you must be present in New Zealand when you apply for your payments in the contracting country. Under these agreements, Australia equates social security periods/stays in these countries with periods of Australian residence in order to meet minimum qualification periods for Australian pensions. In other countries, periods of Australian working life are generally counted as social security periods to meet their minimum payment periods. Typically, each country pays a partial pension to a person who has lived in both countries. All of these agreements are based on the concept of shared responsibility. Responsibility-sharing agreements are reciprocal. Under each agreement, partner countries make concessions to their social security qualification rules so that those covered by the agreement have access to payments that they may not be eligible for. The responsibility for social security is thus distributed among the countries in which a person has lived during his or her working years and where the person is able to obtain potential rights. In general, it is possible to access a pension from one country in the second country, although the paying country retains some discretion with regard to the exchange and delivery mechanisms used. Australia currently has 31 bilateral international social security agreements. Australia currently has 31 international social security agreements, many of which are still under negotiation. These agreements are bilateral agreements that fill social security gaps for people migrating between countries.

They do so by obstructing the payment of pensions in national legislation, Australia`s agreements with Austria, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Latvia, the Republic of Northern Macedonia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the Slovak Republic, Switzerland and the United States of America also include provisions regulating overnument guarantee contributions and contributions to partner countries` social security schemes for non-resident workers, in order to avoid double coverage. For more information on the superannuation guarantee, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website. In general, the agreements allow Australian residents to maximize their income by helping them to demand payments from other countries where they have spent part of their working lives.

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