10.24.6 Requirement to Claim a Pension from Japan

Requirement to claim a pension from Japan

The Agreement with Japan does not contain special provisions to make it compulsory for people claiming Australian pensions under the Agreement to also claim a pension from Japan. However, all claimants under the Agreement are required to take reasonable action to claim any entitlement from overseas, including Japan, as are people who claim autonomously. This requirement is covered by CFP legislation explained in 7.3.1.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 23 Japan

Last reviewed: 2 January 2019