• Pensions

    Pensions

    Italy has signed a bilateral convention of social security with Australia which came into effect on 23 April 1986.

    • This agreement is applied to all workers, irrespective of their citizenship, as well as that of dependent family members and survivors, who can show evidence of periods of contributions in Italy and periods of residence in Australia.

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  • Double Taxation

    Double Taxation

    Australia has a taxation treaty with Italy to prevent double taxation by enforcing their respective taxation laws. As part of the agreements, an Italian resident in Australia, who receives income from Italy can request the Italian taxation authorities to reduce their witholding tax or to exempt them from paying tax. They can do this by lodging a tax relief form or a certificate of residency. INAS patronato assists the pensioner to check if their Italian pension is exempt tax or assists them to require a certificate of residency in order to apply for exemption.

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  • Proof of Life

    Proof of Life

    The 2018 Proof of Life campaign will start on the 19th March 2017 and it will end on 3rd July  2018. CITI will send Proof of Life forms to pensioners' domicile. Please note that some pensioners have been excluded by INPS from the 2018 campaign.

    We encourage you to contact your local Patronato in order to have your completed Proof of Life form submitted electronically

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  • RED/EST

    RED/EST

    By law INPS is responsabile to verify the annual income of pensioners which could influence the entitlement or the rate of pension, including income earned overseas, heace the obligation of lodging the RED/EST statement.

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  • Consulate

    Consulate

    Patronato INAS does not handle Consular business, nor are they competent in these matters. However it offers an information service and assistance for applications to be lodged with the Consular offices, such as, Italian tax file numbers, AIRE variations and booking appointments.

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Disability Pension

The Disability Italian Pension is paid to invalids between the ages of 18 and 65 whose working capability is reduced by over 60%.

The worker must have paid at least 260 weekly contributions (5 years of contributions) of which 156 (three years of contributions) in the five years prior to the date of lodging the application.

In the case of overseas contributions paid in excomunitary countries which hold conventions with Italy, the right to a pension is calculated by totaline the international periods in Italy and overseas. Instead the amount of pension is calculated in proportion to contributions credited by the Italian fund.

The disability cheque can be granted to workers:

  • Dependents
  • Self eployed (Trades people, business people, farmers)
  • registered as separate business

 The termination of work is not required.

The monthly cheque commences from the first day of the month following the lodgement of application, providing all requirements are met, both health and administrative, it has a three year validity and on the third renewal , it become final, upon reaching pension age, and providing all requirements are met, the office converts the disability cheque to the age pension cheque.