Rate Calculation - Agreement with Belgium

Basis for calculation process

Article 17 of the Agreement, when read with social security law, determines the rate of Australian pension payable under the Agreement. There are 2 different methods of calculating the rate:

  • the proportional rate for people outside Australia and for up to 26 weeks if on a temporary visit to Australia (see, and
  • the direct deduction rate for people inside Australia and for up to 26 weeks if temporarily absent from Australia (see

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 18 Belgium

Policy reference: SS Guide Outside Australia Rate for Agreement Payments, Inside Australia Rate for Agreement Payments

Last reviewed: 9 November 2015