Claiming Your Pension Overseas

In most cases, customers receiving a pension can continue to be paid if they spend time overseas. Depending on the period of time a person is away, their rate of payment may be affected.

Centrelink’s residency requirements

Centrelink’s residency requirements

When applying for an Age Pension you must meet residency requirements

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Overseas pensions

Overseas pensions

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Ronnie is based in the US and would like to ...

Claiming Age Pension from overseas

Claiming Age Pension from overseas

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Emmie, is now eligible to claim the Age Pension but is currently living in Vietnam. She would like to know if she can make her claim from outside Australia. Q. Emmie I am an Australian citizen and have become ...

British pension and applying for an Australian pension

British pension and applying for an Australian pension

Q. Rewa Can you please advise how a part British pension is treated when you apply for an Australian pension. As an Australian I worked in the UK for 14 years and now at the age of 61 have an entitlement to approximately $100 a week ...

Age Pension residency requirements

Age Pension residency requirements

Strict residency requirements exist for those wishing to claim the Age Pension. YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Jamie, would like to know if he can claim the Age Pension from the Philippines. Q. Jamie I am an Australian citizen currently residing in the Philippines. ...

Pension from the UK

Pension from the UK

YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Gael, is an Australian citizen living in the UK and would like confirmation that he is unable to claim an Australian Age Pension. Q. Gael I would be grateful if you could confirm what I understand from Centrelink website ...

Pension payments overseas

Pension payments overseas

Q. Rosemary I will be turning 68 in July 2011 and intend to retire and apply for the age pension. I joined the Pension Bonus scheme when I was 63. As my daughter and only grandchild live in the UK, I'm exploring what effect on my ...

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