10.16.9.20 Australia to Chile & Chile to Australia

Moving between Australia & Chile

Generally, benefits paid under the Agreement with Chile are portable indefinitely when the person travels between Australia and Chile. This means that people paid under the Agreement can travel between Australia and Chile without the time restrictions that apply to autonomous pensioners.

Australia to Chile

People paid under the Agreement who leave Australia permanently and travel to Chile will have their rate calculated using the outside Australia rate in 10.16.8.20 as soon as they leave Australia.

People paid under the Agreement who reside in Australia and travel to Chile temporarily will have their rate calculated using the inside Australia rate in 10.16.8.40 for a period of 26 weeks or less. Once they have been in Chile for more than 26 weeks, their rate will be calculated using the outside Australia rate in 10.16.8.20.

Chile to Australia

People who come permanently to Australia from Chile who do not qualify for Australian benefit in their own right, will have their rate calculated using the inside Australia rate in 10.16.8.40 as soon as they arrive in Australia. Their rate will change to the normal autonomous rate as soon as they meet the usual residential qualifying periods.

People paid under the Agreement who reside in Chile and travel to Australia temporarily will have their rate calculated using the outside Australia rate in 10.16.8.20 for a period of 26 weeks or less. Once they have been in Australia for more than 26 weeks, their rate will be calculated using the inside Australia rate in 10.16.8.40.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 15 Chile

Policy reference: SS Guide 10.16.8.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Chile, 10.16.8.40 Inside Australia Rate - Agreement with Chile

Last reviewed: 20 September 2017