Social security agreements

We have these agreements with many countries.

They may help you claim a pension if you're:

  • from another country but now live in Australia
  • from Australia but now live in another country.

Read about international social security agreements.

Australian pensions

You may be able to claim a pension from us if you’ve:

  • lived in Australia but now live in an agreement country
  • worked in an agreement country but now live in Australia, even if you aren’t eligible under the normal rules.

Overseas pensions

We can help you claim a pension from any agreement country while you’re living in Australia.

We can:

  • send claim forms to you
  • tell you how the claim process works in that country
  • tell you which documents you’ll need
  • help you give all the details you need to make your claim go through as quickly as possible.

We may also advise on how to claim a pension from a country that doesn’t have an agreement with Australia.

Page last updated: 6 April 2022