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. Working Age Residence - Agreement with New Zealand

Working age residence

Working age residence (WAR) is defined in Article 5 of the Agreement. It refers to periods of residence in Australia or New Zealand from the age of 20 until the qualifying age for age pension in Australia or the qualifying age for NZS, whichever is relevant (up to a maximum of 45 years).

For DSP, WAR is defined as between 20 and the age of severe disablement.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 3 New Zealand

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