International social security agreements
Arrangements between Australia and other countries for social security payments.
Agreements may help you to claim payments in Australia or the other country. They can also help you meet the minimum periods you need to qualify for a payment.
Australia has agreements with a number of countries to share responsibility for social security coverage.
The steps to claim under a social security agreement if you’re claiming when you’re in Australia.
The steps to claim under a social security agreement if you’re claiming in another country.
Page last updated: 28 July 2020
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