Overpayments Resulting from the Grant of US Benefits


Article 17 paragraph 2 creates a debt against individual pensioners who have been overpaid Australian benefit as a result of the grant of USA benefit and the payment of arrears.

In addition to the above, since 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 13 USA

SSAct section 1228A Comparable foreign payment debt recovery

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

Last reviewed: 4 January 2016