Residence rules

On the day you claim Double Orphan Pension you must meet the residence rules.

You must be living in Australia and have 1 of the following:

The child must also meet these rules or be living with you.

To keep getting Double Orphan Pension

You must continue to meet these rules for as long as you get this payment.

If you don’t meet these rules but you’ve lived or worked in a country that has a social security agreement with Australia, the agreement may help you to claim.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021