10.27.5.20 Totalising to qualify for a Macedonian benefit - Agreement with the Republic of North Macedonia
Totalising for a Macedonian benefit
Article 13 of the Agreement covers totalisation to qualify for a Macedonian benefit.
Entitlement to a Macedonian benefit is subject to a minimum insurance period.
People who do not have the minimum insurance period can add periods of AWLR to the Macedonian insurance periods to meet the minimum requirement.
Note: In order to use the Agreement to totalise for a Macedonian benefit, a person must have an insurance period (or periods) of at least 1 year.
If, after totalising, the person has no entitlement to a Macedonian benefit, insurance periods in a third country can be taken into account for the purposes of qualifying for a Macedonian benefit, provided a social security agreement exists between the 2 countries that provides for such treatment.
Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 26 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia