General Principles of the Agreement with Korea

General principles

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

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

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 21 Republic of Korea

Last reviewed: 20 March 2015