The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. TheĀ information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia.

1.1.P.90 Portability

Definition

For the purposes of FA, portability refers to an individual's continuing entitlement (1.1.E.30) to an Australian FA payment (1.1.F.02) and/or social security payment (1.1.S.80) while absent from Australia (1.1.A.10). Once portability of entitlement is established, payments may continue in Australia (1.1.A.120) or be directed overseas, depending on the type of payment and/or the duration of the absence.

Act reference: FAAct section 24 Effect of certain absences of FTB child etc. from Australia

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