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. Totalising to Qualify for a Latvian Benefit

Totalising for a Latvian benefit

Article 13 of the Agreement covers totalisation to qualify for a Latvian benefit.

Entitlement to a Latvian benefit is subject to a minimum insurance period.

People who do not have the minimum insurance period for Latvian pension can add periods of Australian working life residence to the Latvian insurance periods to meet the minimum requirement.

Note: In order to use the Agreement to totalise for a Latvian benefit, a person must have Latvian insurance periods of at least one year.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 30 Republic of Latvia

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