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Pension Entitlements Acquired Abroad

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When calculating pensions, pension entitlements which were acquired in another EU country or in a state that has a bilateral agreement with Austria must be taken into consideration.

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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The pensions insurance fund [Pensionsversicherungsanstalt] regularly organises international consultancy days ["internationale 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
Last update: 27.06.2017
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