Arrears of Cypriot Benefits


Where the grant of a Cypriot benefit includes an amount of arrears for a past period, any Australian income tested benefit received during the period the arrears cover will be reassessed. The Australian benefit is reassessed as if the arrears had been paid and received from the date of grant of the Cypriot benefit, or the date of grant of the Australian benefit, whichever is the later. This is done to determine whether the person has received a higher rate of Australian benefit than they were entitled to.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 11 Cyprus

Policy reference: SS Guide Arrears of Foreign Payment

Last reviewed: 16 May 2016