Overpayments Resulting from Arrears of Danish Benefits


Article 12 of the Agreement with Denmark allows for a debt to be raised against individual pensioners who have been overpaid Australian benefit as a result of the grant of a Danish benefit under the Social Pensions Act or the Labour Market Supplementary Pensions Act. This debt can then be recovered by cash refund or from the future entitlement to Australian benefit.

In addition to the above, from 1 July 2004 a debt can be raised against the pensioner AND THEIR PARTNER (if applicable) under SSAct section 1228A. See for more details.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 12 Denmark

SSAct section 1228A Comparable foreign payment debt recovery

Policy reference: SS Guide Income from Overseas Payments - General Rules

Last reviewed: 20 March 2015