Rate Calculation - Background (Agreement with the USA)


Article 10 of the Agreement, when read with the social security law, determines the rate of Australian benefit payable under the Agreement. There are 2 different methods of calculating the rate:

  • the proportional rate (outside Australia) (, and
  • the direct deduction rate (inside Australia) (

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 13 USA

Last reviewed: 9 November 2015