Totalising to Qualify for an Australian Benefit - Agreement with Hungary

Totalising for an Australian age pension

Article 13 of the Agreement covers totalisation in order to qualify for an Australian benefit.

A Hungarian creditable period can be added to periods as an Australian resident in order to meet the minimum residence requirements for Australian age pension under the SSAct. Non continuous creditable periods in Hungary can be added together and regarded as continuous.

People residing in Hungary must have a minimum of 12 months Australian working life residence (6 months of which must be continuous) before they can totalise to qualify for Australian age pension. No minimum period of Australian working life residence is required for Australian age pension that is payable to an Australian resident.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 29 Republic of Hungary

Last reviewed: 9 November 2015