New International Social Security Agreements

INDIA

A new Social Security Agreement with India was commenced on 1 January 2016.

The Agreement covers:

  • For Australia: Age Pension; and
  • For India: old-age and survivors’ pensions for employed persons; and
  • the Permanent Total Disability pension for employed persons.

The Agreement also contains provisions to avoid double coverage for temporarily seconded workers.

The text of the Agreement is available.

ESTONIA

A new Social Security Agreement with Estonia was signed on 14 September 2015 but is not yet in force.

The Agreement covers:

  • For Australia: Age Pension; and
  • For Estonia: old-age and survivors’ pensions

The Agreement also contains provisions to avoid double coverage for temporarily seconded workers.

The text of the Agreement is available here.

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