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. Totalising to Qualify for an Australian Benefit - Agreement with Denmark

Totalising for an Australian benefit

Article 7 of the Agreement with Denmark covers totalisation in order to qualify for an Australian benefit.

Periods of residence in Denmark after 1 April 1957 in the period specified in the Social Pensions Act may be added to periods of Australian residence in order to meet the minimum residence requirements for Australian benefits under the SSAct.

People residing in Denmark must have a minimum of 12 months of Australian working life residence after 1 April 1957 (6 months of which is continuous) before they can use the Agreement to totalise and qualify for an Australian benefit. No minimum period of Australian working life residence is required for people residing in Australia.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 12 Denmark

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