The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. TheĀ 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 Slovak Republic

General principles

The Agreement with the Slovak Republic is a shared responsibility agreement that helps people to qualify for benefits 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 Slovak Republic,
  • allowing people to totalise to meet minimum residence qualifications for Australian benefits and to meet minimum creditable period requirements for Slovak 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 Slovak Republic.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 28 Slovak Republic

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