International Social Security Agreements are in place to assist people who migrate between countries which have an agreement in place to more easily claim social security benefits listed in the agreement.
Under these agreements responsibility for social security may be shared between the countries where you have lived and in some instances, you may be able to receive pensions from both countries, with each agreement country paying a part pension to you.
Currently, Australia has agreements with the following countries:
- Czech Republic
- The former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia
- The Netherlands
- New Zealand
- Slovak Republic
- United States of America
For further information on specific International Social Security Agreements, visit HumanServices.gov.au