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 Korea

General principles

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

  • allowing people to lodge claims for benefits in Australia and Korea,
  • allowing people to totalise to meet minimum residence qualifications for Australian benefits and to meet minimum insurance requirements for Korean benefits,
  • overcoming citizenship restrictions on the payment of Korean benefits in Australia contained in Korean domestic legislation,
  • allowing agreement benefits to be paid in Australia and Korea,
  • prescribing the payment of Australian benefits inside and outside Australia, and
  • arranging administrative cooperation between Australian and Korea.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 21 Republic of Korea

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