10.14.9.40 Former Residents - Agreement with Germany
SSAct section 1220(1) provides that former residents who return to Australia, are granted a benefit, then subsequently leave within 2 years, will no longer be entitled to that benefit. Article 9 of the Agreement specifically provides that this does not apply to people receiving benefits under the Agreement with Germany.
Accordingly, former residents who return to Australia and claim a benefit under the Agreement can subsequently leave Australia within 24 months and retain entitlement to that benefit.
In both these cases the Agreement will determine the rate payable.