General Principles of the Agreement with the Czech Republic

General principles

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

  • allowing people to lodge claims for benefits in Australia and the Czech Republic,
  • allowing people to totalise to meet minimum residence qualifications for Australian benefits and to meet minimum insurance requirements for Czech benefits,
  • allowing Agreement benefits to be paid in either country,
  • prescribing the payment of Australian benefits inside and outside Australia, and
  • enabling administrative cooperation between Australia and the Czech Republic.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 27 Czech Republic

Last reviewed: 16 May 2016