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 a Chilean Benefit

Totalising for a Chilean benefit

Article 18 of the Agreement covers totalisation in order to qualify for a Chilean benefit.

Chile counts periods of Australian working life residence as Chilean periods of insurance when totalising for Chilean benefits.

To use the Agreement to qualify for a Chilean benefit a person must have a minimum of one year of insurance contributions.

Article 19 of the Agreement allows for a person who is resident in Australia during working life or is in receipt of an Australian pension at the time they apply for a Chilean benefit, to be considered to be a current contributor to schemes managed by the Instituto de Normalización Previsional for the purposes of qualifying benefits under that scheme.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 15 Chile

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