10.17.8.40 Inside Australia - Agreement with Croatia

Inside Australia rate

The rate of Australian benefit payable under the Agreement to people residing in Australia is calculated using the inside Australia rate (10.1.9.60).

Temporary departure from Australia

People paid under the Agreement who reside in Australia and travel outside Australia to Croatia temporarily will continue to have their rate calculated using the inside Australia rate for a period of 26 weeks or less.

Once they have been outside Australia for more than 26 weeks their rate will be calculated using the outside Australia rate (10.17.8.20).

People paid under the Agreement who reside in Australia and travel outside Australia to a third country temporarily will continue to have their rate calculated using the inside Australia rate for a period of:

  • 26 weeks for age pensioners, or
  • 4 weeks in a 12 month period for disability support pensioners (DSP is only payable under the Agreement to people who are assessed as severely disabled).

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 16 Croatia

Policy reference: SS Guide 10.1.9.60 Inside Australia Rate for Agreement Payments, 10.17.8.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Croatia

Last reviewed: 4 January 2016