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General Information on Retirement Pension

Austria’s coordination in the field of social security is primarily regulated by EU law. Due to the inclusion of the EC and EEA Member States – and since 1 June 2002 Switzerland – in this legislation, the legal situation now applies in relation to the following states:

  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
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There are consultancy days ["Sprechtage"] for persons who acquired pension entitlements in Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, the Czech Republic Serbia, Slovakia or Switzerland.

Bilateral agreements regulating pension insurance also exist with the following states:

  • Australia
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Chile
  • India
  • Israel
  • Canada (and Quebec)
  • Macedonia
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro
  • The Philippines
  • The Republic of Korea
  • Serbia
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Uruguay
  • USA

General information regarding pensions can be obtained from the pages of the Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions.

Last update: 08.06.2016
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