One of the common features of social security agreements is that they are no longer based on the mandatory allocation of burdens. Therefore, in the case of an independent eligibility of Hungary, the additional rule is not applicable. What is new is that several agreements can take into account the length of employment acquired in so-called third countries, such as agreements with Canada, Montenegro or Serbia. The agreement between Hungary and Demsovia concerns Ukraine and Russia. Only the agreement between Hungary and Yugoslavia on Kosovo is still in force. Hungary concluded seven agreements with its socialist neighbours between 1957 and 1962. There are two fundamental types of agreements: Hungary has agreements based on the proportional distribution of burdens with Yugoslavia, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Bulgaria. On the basis of these agreements, the eligibility acquired in the different countries is added up and the theoretical amount of the pension is based on the total duration of the employment acquired in both countries, the parties paying only the share which is proportional to the overall eligibility of the country concerned under the current legislation. The agreement between Hungary and Romania and the agreement between Hungary and the Soviet Union are based on the geographical principle, which means that social security benefits are paid by the country of residence at the time of the application. With regard to pensions, this means that eligibility acquired in both countries is considered by the other country to be a right acquired in its territory, the pension being always fixed by a country under contract.
The amount of pension paid in Hungary depends only on the income in Hungary, if this is not the case, the average salary of the organization to be given is taken into account. – those based on the proportional distribution of burdens.