10.11.8.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Austria
Outside Australia rate
Article 12 of the Agreement provides that the rate of Australian benefit paid to a person living outside Australia is to be calculated using the overall calculation process in SS(IntAgree)Act section 13. This means that the person is paid a means tested rate that is proportional to the amount of time they have resided in Australia during their working life.
The proportionalisation of income discussed in 10.11.8.40 applies to the outside Australia rate.
The ceiling rate discussed in 10.1.9.20 applies to people being paid under this Agreement.
Temporary return to Australia
People paid under the Agreement who reside in Austria and travel to Australia temporarily are entitled to be paid the higher of the direct deduction rate (10.11.8.50) or the proportional (outside Australia) rate, under paragraph 5 of Article 12. This applies for as long as the person stays in Australia and relies on the Agreement.