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. Australian Working Life Residence - Agreement with India

Australian working life residence

Article 1 of the Agreement defines period of Australian working life residence as that defined in Australian legislation and accrued on or after 16 November 1995, but does not include periods deemed to be AWLR by virtue of Article 13 of the Agreement. This means that the definition of AWLR in the SS(IntAgree)Act Part 3, Division 2 applies when calculating the rate of pension payable but only when it is accrued after 16 November 1995.

However, Article 13 limits the AWLR used to totalise for an Australian pension to AWLR accrued after 16 November 1995 and before age 58.

Article 15 limits the AWLR used to totalise for Indian pension to AWLR accrued after the commencement of the Agreement (1 January 2016) and before the person reaches retirement age as specified in the Employee's Pension Scheme 1995 (58 years).

AWLR is not rounded for the purposes of Australian claim lodgement and totalisation.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 31 Republic of India, Part 3 Division 2 Australian working life residence

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