10.18.4.20 Where People Can Lodge Claims under the Agreement with Slovenia
Where claims can be lodged
Claims for Australian benefits covered by the Agreement may be lodged:
- in Slovenia, with the Pension and Disability Insurance Institute,
- in a third country with which Australia has an appropriate agreement, with the authority nominated in the administrative arrangement appropriate to that agreement, and
- in Australia, with any Centrelink office.
Under article 12 of the Agreement, the date on which a claim is lodged with any of the above-mentioned authorities is the official date of lodgement for all purposes. This ensures that people outside Australia are not disadvantaged as a result of mailing delays.
Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 17 Slovenia