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. Australian Working Life Residence - Agreement with Finland

Australian working life residence

Article 1 of the Agreement defines periods of Australian working life residence as that defined in Australian legislation, but does not include periods deemed to be AWLR by virtue of Article 13 of the Agreement. This means that the definition in sections 15 to 22 of the SS(IntAgree)Act applies when calculating the rate of pension payable. Generally a person's AWLR is the period during which they were Australian residents beginning when the person turns 16 and ends when the person reaches age pension age.

Note: When the totalisation provisions of Article 16(2) are being utilised to meet required periods of insurance for certain Finnish Earnings-Related Pensions, only periods of employment in Australia can be used.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 24 Republic of Finland, section 15 Working life

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