10.2.8.60 Payment of Supplementary Benefits & Allowances - Agreement with New Zealand

Supplementary benefits & allowances

Article 15 of the Agreement covers the payment of supplementary benefits and allowances.

Australian supplementary benefits & allowances

People in receipt of an Australian benefit under the Agreement residing in Australia, are entitled to receive supplementary benefits and allowances payable under Australian social security law.

Supplementary benefits and allowances are only payable to a person outside of Australia as provided by the social security law of Australia.

Where an Australian resident qualifies for an Australian benefit under this Agreement, but the person's rate of payment is zero solely due to the direct deduction of New Zealand benefits (and any applicable third country pension) under the rate calculation, that person shall be deemed to be receiving an Australian benefit. That person will then be eligible to receive relevant and applicable concessions under the social security law of Australia.

Example: RA, pha, and RAA.

New Zealand supplementary benefits

People in receipt of a New Zealand benefit under the Agreement residing in New Zealand are entitled to receive supplementary benefits and allowances payable under New Zealand social security law.

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

Last reviewed: 3 July 2017