Benefits Payable under the Agreement with Portugal

Benefits payable

Article 2 - Legislative Scope - lists the Australian and Portuguese benefits covered by the agreement.

The Australian benefits covered are:

  • age pension,
  • DSP for the severely disabled,
  • WP (no new grants since March 1995),
  • CP (to people residing in Portugal who are caring for a partner in receipt of Age or DSP),
  • pensions payable to widows (PPS),
  • bereavement allowance,
  • additional child amounts, and
  • double orphan pension.

The Portuguese benefits covered under the general schemes are:

The agreement also covers Portuguese benefits:

  • paid under legislation relating to work injuries and occupational diseases, and
  • covered under the non-contributory scheme.

In addition to the above benefits, a spouse supplement may be paid to an age or invalid pensioner in respect of a dependent spouse.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 9 Portugal

Last reviewed: 16 May 2016