10.5.4.10 Who Can Lodge Claims under the Agreement with Canada

Who can claim

The Agreement with Canada contains the claim lodgement provisions discussed in 10.1.4 Claiming Payments Using an Agreement.

Article 5 - Residence or Presence in Canada or a Third State - covers claim lodgement and allows:

  • residents of Australia or Canada to lodge claims for Australian benefits under the Agreement if they are in Australia, Canada or a third country with which Australia has an agreement covering claim lodgement (all agreements except the Agreement with New Zealand, the Agreement with Denmark and the Agreement with the United States of America), and
  • residents of third countries with which Australia has an agreement covering claim lodgement to lodge claims for Australian benefits under the Agreement if they are in Australia, Canada or such a third country.

Note: Residents of Canada or a third country mentioned in the above must have been an Australian resident at some time to be able to lodge a claim under the Agreement with Canada (10.5.5.10).

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 4 Canada

Last reviewed: 21 September 2015