General Principles of the Agreement with Croatia

General principles

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

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 16 Croatia

Last reviewed: 9 November 2015