Under these agreements, Australia equates periods of social security/residence in these countries with periods of Australian residence in order to respect the minimum entitlement periods for Australian pensions. Typically, other countries count periods of work stay in Australia as social security periods to fulfill their minimum payment periods. As a rule, each country pays a partial pension to a person who has lived in both countries. However, if you are travelling to a country that has a social security agreement with New Zealand, you can request, upon arrival, that you be paid under that agreement. Australia currently has 31 international social security agreements, several of which are under negotiation. These agreements are bilateral agreements that fill social security gaps for people migrating between countries.