10.20.5.10 Totalising to Qualify for an Australian Benefit - Agreement with Norway

Totalising for an Australian age pension

Article 16 of the Agreement covers totalisation in order to qualify for an Australian benefit.

A period of insurance in Norway can be added to periods as an Australian resident in order to meet the minimum requirements for Australian benefits under the SSAct. Non-continuous periods of insurance in Norway can be added together and counted as continuous.

People residing in Norway must have a minimum of 12 months Australian working life residence (6 months of which must be continuous) before they can totalise to qualify for an Australian benefit. No minimum period of Australian working life residence is required for people residing in Australia.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 19 Norway

Last reviewed: 4 January 2016