PEOPLE living in Australia who have worked in Croatia could be eligible to receive a Croatian pension under a new agreement between the two nations.
Australia and Croatia signed the social security deal in Zagreb overnight." Thisagreement represents an important extension of the social security safety net helping people in Australia, who have worked in Croatia, to receive a Croatian pension," Family and Community Services Minister Amanda Vanstonesaid." Similarly, it will enable people to claim an Australian pension by counting periods of insurance in Croatia towards Australia's residencerequirements." The deal also contains provisions covering Australia's superannuation guarantee scheme, eliminating the need for double contributions when Australians work temporarily in Croatia or when Croatian workers are sent temporarily to Australia.