There’s a new group formed lately - Australian Pensions in France - because older Australians resident in France have discovered that the lack of a Social Security Agreement between the two countries means we can’t apply for our old age pensions from here. This, especially in the time of Covid, is causing increasing hardship.
The latest salvo in our campaign to have the same rights as Australians in the 31 countries of the world (21 in the EU) that DO have such an agreement is to have a petition to Parliament. This will close on December 30.
Australians in France, their Australian friends and families are urged to help make the signatories list impressive! Please sign (and remember to check your junk folder if the confirmatory email doesn’t look as if it’s arrived!): https://www.aph.gov.au/petition_list?id=EN2117
Many thanks, Judy Crozier