Embargoes on Arrears of New Zealand Benefits


Article 19 of the Agreement contains embargo provisions discussed in This means that any overpayment of Australian benefit resulting from the grant of a New Zealand benefit can be withheld from any arrears resulting from the grant of that benefit. Centrelink International Services is responsible for liaising with New Zealand and making the necessary arrangements.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 3 New Zealand

Policy reference: SS Guide Embargoes on Arrears of Comparable Foreign Payment

Last reviewed: 3 July 2017