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Totalising to qualify for a Maltese benefit

Article 9 of the Agreement with Malta covers totalisation in order to qualify for a Maltese benefit.

Malta counts periods of Australian working life residence as periods of insurance in Malta when totalising for Maltese benefits.

Before a person can totalise for Maltese benefits they must have a minimum of 52 paid contributions to the Maltese scheme. This rule does not apply to:

  • Maltese Two-Thirds Pension (Retirement) which requires a minimum of 156 paid contributions to the Maltese scheme, and
  • Survivor's Pension which requires the husband of the widow concerned to have paid 156 contributions to the Maltese scheme.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 6 Malta

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