10.10.6 Requirement to Claim a Benefit from Portugal

Requirement to claim a pension from Portugal

The current Agreement with Portugal does not contain special provisions to make it compulsory for people claiming Australian benefits under the Agreement to also claim a benefit from Portugal. However, all claimants for Australian benefits under the Agreement with Portugal are required to take reasonable action to claim any entitlement from Portugal. See 7.3.1 CFP legislation & requirements.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 9 Portugal

Last reviewed: 9 November 2015