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 an Irish Benefit

Totalising to qualify for an Irish benefit

Article 13 of the Agreement with Ireland covers totalisation in order to qualify for an Irish benefit.

Ireland counts periods of Australian working life residence as PRSI contributions when totalising for Irish benefits.

Before a person can totalise for Irish benefits, they must have a minimum of one year of PRSI contributions.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 8 Ireland

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