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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