(ii) with respect to Canada, the legislation under section 2, paragraph 1, point b); (social security laws) (social security laws) help each other, upon request, in the implementation of social security agreements concluded by one of the parties with third countries, in the extent and within the framework of administrative arrangements concluded in accordance with Article 17. Under these agreements, Australia equates social security periods/stays in these countries with periods of Australian residence in order to meet minimum qualification periods for Australian pensions. In other countries, periods of Australian working life are generally counted as social security periods to meet their minimum payment periods. Typically, each country pays a partial pension to a person who has lived in both countries. If you have participated in both the Canada Pension Plan and Australia, or have lived in Canada and Australia, this Agreement can help you qualify for: 2 As far as Australia is concerned, the legislation to which this Agreement applies does not contain laws passed before or after the signing of this Agreement for the purposes of implementing a Social Security Agreement. The competent authority of Australia and a province of Canada may enter into agreements on all social security matters within the provincial jurisdiction in Canada, unless these agreements are inconsistent with the provisions of this agreement. All applicants to the Australian arrangement seek other qualifications (for example. B the age limits, income or wealth controls) required for this pension under Australian social security legislation. Australian pensions are resource tests: that is, an asset test is done, then an income test is done and, depending on the test, the lowest rate is used for evaluation. The pension rate is not influenced simultaneously by income and wealth. Information on the current limits of revenue and asset testing can be found on the Department of Human Services website. If you wish to count your Australian residence as a period of contributions or Canadian residences in order to qualify for a Canadian pension, only a stay between the age of 16 and age can be taken into account. The age of the old-age pension for men is 65.
The age of the women`s pension is gradually being raised to 65 – see the website of the Department of Human Services – old age pension for details of the retirement age for women. Australian pensions for people outside Australia are calculated differently from pensions for those inside Australia. All of these agreements are based on the concept of shared responsibility. Responsibility-sharing agreements are reciprocal. Under each agreement, partner countries make concessions to their social security qualification rules so that those covered by the agreement have access to payments that they may not be eligible for. The responsibility for social security is thus distributed among the countries in which a person has lived during his or her working years and where the person is able to obtain potential rights. In general, it is possible to access a pension from one country in the second country, although the paying country retains some discretion with regard to the exchange and delivery mechanisms used. (b) disclose all information necessary for the application of this agreement or applicable social security legislation of the contracting parties in all matters arising from this agreement or these laws; 1 Where an Australian benefit is paid under this agreement or by any other means to a person outside Australia, the rate of that benefit is determined in accordance with Australian social security laws, but: 2 With respect to Australia, the reference to the first paragraph to a complaint document is a reference to a recourse document that may be addressed to an administrative authority established or administrative by Australian social security law.