RS 02002.001 Effective Date of the Agreement with Australia
A. POLICY – EFFECTIVE DATE
The agreement with Australia became effective on October 1, 2002.
B. POLICY – EFFECT ON COVERAGE
Workers whose employment would otherwise be covered by both the U.S. and Australian Social Security systems are covered by only one country's system beginning 10/1/2002. The agreement does not affect a worker's coverage prior to that date. If a worker had earnings before 10/1/2002 that were dually covered, those earnings would be subject to Social Security contributions in both countries.