Social Security Agreement between Australia and the Republic of Bulgaria Petition

03/04/2019

By becoming partner countries Australia and the Republic of Bulgaria will make concessions against their social security qualification rules so that people covered by the agreement may access payments for which they might otherwise fail to qualify. Austjavascript: setSEF('social-security-agreement-between-australia-and-the-republic-of-bulgaria-petition')ralia already has a number of similar social security agreements with 32 countries. Under these agreements, Australia equates social insurance periods/residence in those countries with periods of Australian residence in order to meet the minimum qualifying periods for Australian pensions. The other countries generally count periods of Australian working life residence as periods of social insurance in order to meet their minimum qualifying periods for payment. Usually, each country will pay a part pension to a person who has lived in both countries. Part 53 of the Framework Agreement between the European Union and Australia refers to enhancing cooperation in the field of social security systems. The Republic of Bulgaria is a member of the European Union. A Social Security Agreement between Australia and The Republic of Bulgaria would coordinate the two countries' social security schemes to provide better retirement income coverage for people who have moved between the two countries.
Petition Request The House to consider commencement of negotiations for a reciprocal Social Security Agreement between Australia and the Republic of Bulgaria to share the responsibility for social security coverage and related costs for the Age Pension, Child support payments and Disability Support Pension for the severely disabled.

The Petition will be active until 01 May 2019.

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