Most U.S. agreements eliminate dual coverage of autonomy by allocating coverage to the worker`s country of residence. For example, under the US-Swedish agreement, an American citizen living in Sweden and living in Sweden is covered only by the Swedish system and is excluded from US coverage. If you live or intend to live in Australia, you can receive a benefit or pension from New Zealand and Australia. You can choose whether your Australian benefit or pension should be paid by the direct payment method or the special bank option. You should apply for an Australian pension after leaving New Zealand and within the previously explained time frame. The provisions to eliminate dual coverage for workers are similar in all U.S. agreements. Each of them establishes a basic rule regarding the location of the employment of a workforce. Under this basic “territorial rule,” a worker who would otherwise be covered by both the United States and a foreign regime is subject exclusively to the coverage laws of the country in which he or she works. The agreement with Italy is a departure from other US agreements because it does not regulate the people cashed in. As in other agreements, the basic criterion of coverage is the territorial rule.

However, the coverage of foreign workers is mainly based on the nationality of the worker. If an employed or self-employed U.S. citizen in Italy would be covered by U.S. Social Security without the agreement, he will remain covered by the U.S. program and exempt from Italian coverage and contributions. Australia`s agreements with Austria, Belgium, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Republic of Northern Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Switzerland and the United States also include provisions regulating supplementary pension contributions and social security contributions from partner countries for non-resident workers , to avoid double coverage. For more information on the superannuation guarantee, please visit the Australian Taxation Office website. In general, the agreements allow Australian residents to maximize their income by helping them to demand payments from other countries where they have spent part of their working lives. If you have already received a New Zealand benefit or pension, the new payment to be paid in Australia usually starts from the date your Australian benefit or pension is granted. If you wish to travel to another country for a period of 26 weeks or less, you may receive your New Zealand allowance or pension for up to 26 weeks at the same rate as you receive in Australia. Your life support (health, injury, disability or totally blind) ends after 4 weeks of leaving New Zealand.

You do not receive any further payments until it is decided that you are entitled to the Australian pension. Senior Services International helps you get the correct amount of the New Zealand benefit or pension, whether you live in New Zealand or abroad. The time spent in New Zealand (between 20 and 65 years of age) depends on the residency conditions for Australian benefits and pensions covered by the agreement. This means that you may be able to obtain: Australians and New Zealanders who have lived, live or will live in both countries may be entitled to a benefit or pension from both countries. If a person is included as an unqualified partner in your partner`s NZ Super pension or your partner`s veteran, the amount of the Australian benefit or pension is deducted from their payment, and the rest of the New Zealand Superannuation or Veteran`s pension amount will be split equally between the two of you. Centrelink helps you ask questions about Australian benefits or pensions. Since the late 1970s, the United States has established a network of bilateral social security agreements that coordinate the United States.