10.19.8.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Belgium

Outside Australia rate

Article 17 of the Agreement provides that the rate of Australian pension paid to a person living outside Australia be calculated using the overall calculation process in SS(IntAgree)Act section 13. This means that the person is paid a rate that is proportional to the amount of time they have resided in Australia during their working life.

The proportionalisation of income discussed in 10.19.8.40 applies to the outside Australia rate.

The ceiling rate discussed in 10.1.9.20 applies to people being paid under this Agreement.

Temporary return to Australia

People paid under the Agreement who reside in Belgium or a third country and travel to Australia temporarily will continue to have their rate calculated using the outside Australia rate above for a period of up to 26 weeks. Once they have been in Australia for more than 26 weeks, their rate will be calculated using the inside Australia rate in 10.19.8.50.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 18 Belgium, section 13 Overall calculation process

Policy reference: SS Guide 10.1.9.20 Outside Australia Rate for Agreement Payments, 10.19.8.40 Proportional Income - Agreement with Belgium, 10.19.8.50 Inside Australia Rate - Agreement with Belgium

Last reviewed: 9 November 2015