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 the Republic of North Macedonia

General principles

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

  • allowing people to lodge claims for benefits in Australia and the Republic of North Macedonia
  • allowing people to totalise to meet minimum residence qualifications for Australian benefits and to meet minimum insurance requirements for Macedonian benefits
  • allowing Agreement benefits to be paid in either country
  • prescribing the payment of Australian benefits inside and outside Australia, and
  • enabling administrative cooperation between Australia and the Republic of North Macedonia.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 26 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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