Arrears of Chilean Benefits


When the grant of a Chilean benefit includes an amount of arrears for a past period, any Australian income tested benefit received during the period the arrears cover will need to be reassessed. The Australian benefit is reassessed as if the arrears had been paid and received from the date of grant of the Chilean 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 15 Chile

Policy reference: SS Guide Arrears of Foreign Payment

Last reviewed: 20 September 2017