Australia`s social security system is based on residence and financial status. In general, social security benefits are only available to Australian residents who, when assessed on a means-tested basis, are eligible for income support. There are minimum stay requirements for some payments. More detailed information on retirement conditions can be found on the Australian Income Support – Residence Criteria page. The agreements broaden eligibility requirements for people who cannot receive pensions from Australia or contracting countries because they cannot meet the minimum residency or contribution requirements. In addition, some countries pay their pensions only to countries where there is an agreement that provides for it. 7. Where an exchange of information permitted under this Article is a form to which Part X of the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993 or the Australian Privacy Act 1988 would apply, the administrative provisions referred to in Part A of the Schedule to this Agreement shall apply: 2. Except as otherwise provided in this Agreement, the legislation referred to in this Article shall not include social security contracts concluded by a Contracting Party. with a third country. (a) communicate to each other all the information necessary for the application of this Agreement and their respective social security laws; 3. Where a person applies for payment for care under this Agreement, references to Australia in the provisions of the Australian Social Security Act relating to entitlement to pay carers shall also be read as references to New Zealand.
3. In the case of Australia, an appeal to a body established under Australian social security laws is defined as an appeal. 1. The date on which a claim, notification or appeal for the establishment or payment of a benefit under the legislation of one Party is submitted to the competent authority or institution of the other Party shall be deemed to be the date of submission of that document to the competent authority or institution of the first Contracting Party for all purposes relating to the subject matter to which it relates. .