General Principles of the Agreement with Chile

General principles

The Agreement with Chile 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 Chile,
  • allowing people to totalise to meet minimum residence qualifications for Australia and to meet minimum insurance requirements for Chile,
  • allowing Agreement benefits to be paid in Australia and Chile,
  • prescribing the calculation of Australian benefits inside and outside Australia, and
  • arranging administrative co-operation between Australia and Chile.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 15 Chile

Last reviewed: 20 September 2017