10.6.6 Requirement to Claim a Foreign Benefit - Agreement with Spain

Requirement to claim a pension from Spain

The current Agreement with Spain does not contain special provisions to make it compulsory for people claiming Australian benefits under the Agreement to also claim a benefit from Spain. However, all claimants for Australian benefits are required to take reasonable action to claim any entitlement from Spain. See CFP legislation in 7.3.1.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 5 Spain

Last reviewed: 9 November 2015