On the day you claim Double Orphan Pension you must meet the residence rules.
You must be living in Australia and have 1 of the following:
- Australian citizenship
- a permanent visa
- a Special Category visa
- a certain temporary visa type, for example a Partner Provisional or Temporary Protection visa.
The child must also meet these rules or be living with you.
To keep getting Double Orphan Pension
You must continue to meet these rules for as long as you get this payment.
If you don’t meet these rules but you’ve lived or worked in a country that has a social security agreement with Australia, the agreement may help you to claim.
Page last updated: 21 August 2019