10.18.9.40 Former Residents - Agreement with Slovenia
SSAct section 1220(1) provides that former residents who return to Australia, are granted a benefit, then subsequently leave within 24 months, will no longer be entitled to that benefit. This does not apply to people receiving payments under the Agreement.
Accordingly, former residents who return to Australia and claim a benefit under the Agreement can subsequently leave Australia within 24 months and retain entitlement to that benefit.
Autonomous pensioners can transfer to a benefit under this Agreement to maintain qualification and portability provided they travel to Slovenia.
In both these cases the Agreement will determine the rate payable.