When determining entitlement to U.S. Totalization benefits under the agreement, SSA
can only count periods of Australian working life residence when the worker was employed
or self-employed. However, since Australia's system is based on residence rather than
work, the Australian agency may not be able to determine whether the worker was actually
employed or self-employed during any particular period of residence. To assist Australian
authorities in locating all work related periods of residence, the applicant should
submit any evidence (e.g., pay slips, letters from employers, tax returns, etc.) he
or she has showing periods of work in Australia.