10.10.4.20 Where People can Lodge Claims under the Agreement with Portugal
Where claims can be lodged
Claims for Australian benefits covered by the Agreement may be lodged:
- in Portugal at any Competent Authority,
- in a third country with which Australia has an appropriate agreement, with the authority nominated in the Administrative Arrangement to the appropriate agreement, and
- in Australia with any Centrelink office.
Article 24 of the Agreement allows for the date a claim is lodged with Portugal's Competent Institution to be accepted as the date of lodgement in Australia and vice versa.
Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 9 Portugal