10.24.5.20 Totalising to Qualify for a Japanese Benefit

Totalising for a Japanese benefit

Article 18 of the Agreement covers totalisation in order to qualify for a Japanese benefit.

Entitlement to a Japanese benefit is subject to a person having a minimum period of coverage under the legislation of Japan.

People who do not have the minimum periods of coverage under the legislation of Japan can add periods of AWLR during which the person was employed or self-employed to the Japanese periods of coverage to meet the minimum requirement.

These totalisation provisions are available for Japanese Old Age Benefits only (i.e. not for Japanese Disability and Survivor's Pensions).

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 23 Japan

Last reviewed: 2 January 2019