The provisions of the agreement that permit people to qualify for benefits based on
combined U.S. and Australian coverage credits apply to the following types of benefits:
U.S. retirement, survivors and disability benefits under title II of the Social Security
Act. The benefit provisions of the agreement do not apply to Medicare benefits or
Supplemental Security Income payments.
Australian Social Security retirement, survivors and disability benefits described
in GN 01743.020.
The provisions of the agreement that eliminate dual Social Security coverage and taxes
U.S. Social Security taxes (FICA and SECA) including the Medicare portion, and
Australia's Superannuation Guarantee contributions.
Agreement provisions for the elimination of dual coverage and taxation,
RS 02002.001 - RS 02002.048