General Principles of the Agreement with Norway

General principles

The Agreement with Norway is a shared responsibility agreement that helps people to qualify for benefits that they might not otherwise get, and conforms with Australia's shared responsibility agreements by:

  • allowing people to lodge claims for benefits in Australia and Norway,
  • allowing people to totalise to meet minimum residence qualifications for Australian benefits and to meet minimum insurance requirements for Norwegian benefits,
  • overcoming residence restrictions on the payment of Norwegian benefits abroad contained in Norwegian domestic legislation,
  • allowing Agreement benefits to be paid in Australia and Norway,
  • prescribing the payment of Australian benefits inside and outside Australia, and
  • arranging administrative cooperation between Australia and Norway.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 19 Norway

Last reviewed: 4 January 2016