The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. Overlapping Periods

Overlapping periods Australia

Some people may continue to pay contributions to an agreement country's system after they have become Australian residents, or return to the other country for a temporary period. When this happens periods of contributions and periods as an Australian resident can overlap.

Agreements have provisions that allow any overlapping periods to be counted once only by each country.

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