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. Totalisation for Widows


Some of Australia's agreements allow claimants for 'pensions payable to widows' to totalise using the contribution periods their late partner made in that agreement country. This special provision is explained in the relevant chapter for those countries where it applies.

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