General Principles of the Agreement with Denmark

General principles

The Agreement with Denmark is a shared responsibility Agreement that helps people to qualify for benefits they might not otherwise get and conforms to the principles of Australia's shared responsibility agreements by:

  • allowing people to lodge claims for benefits in Australia and Denmark,
  • allowing people to totalise to meet minimum residence qualifications for Australian and Danish benefits,
  • allowing Agreement benefits to be paid in Australia and Denmark,
  • offering income test concessions,
  • prescribing the calculation of Australian benefits inside and outside Australia, and
  • arranging administrative cooperation between Australia and Denmark.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 12 Denmark

Last reviewed: 20 March 2015