10.17.8.20 Outside Australia - Agreement with Croatia
Outside Australia rate
Article 14 of the Agreement provides for the rate of Australian benefit paid to a person living outside Australia to be calculated using the overall calculation process in SS(IntAgree)Act section 13. This means the person is paid a rate that is proportional to the amount of time they have resided in Australia during their working life.
The ceiling rate discussed in guideline 10.1.9.20 applies to people being paid under this Agreement.
Temporary return to Australia
People paid under the Agreement who reside in Croatia and travel to Australia temporarily will continue to have their rate calculated using the outside Australia rate above 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 10.17.8.40 unless they qualify autonomously.