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. General Principles of the Agreement with Chile

General principles

The Agreement with Chile is a shared responsibility agreement that helps people to qualify for benefits they might not otherwise get and conforms to the principles of Australia's shared responsibility agreements by:

  • allowing people to lodge claims for benefits in Australia and Chile,
  • allowing people to totalise to meet minimum residence qualifications for Australia and to meet minimum insurance requirements for Chile,
  • allowing Agreement benefits to be paid in Australia and Chile,
  • prescribing the calculation of Australian benefits inside and outside Australia, and
  • arranging administrative co-operation between Australia and Chile.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 15 Chile

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