10.20.7.10 Arrears of Norwegian Benefits

Arrears

When the grant of a Norwegian benefit includes an amount of arrears for a past period, any Australian income tested benefit received during the period the arrears covers will need to be reassessed. The Australian pension is reassessed as if the arrears had been paid and received from the grant of the Norwegian benefit, or the date of grant of Australian benefit, whichever is the later. This is done to determine whether the person has received a higher rate of Australian benefit than they were entitled to.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 19 Norway

Policy reference: SS Guide 10.1.8.10 Arrears of Foreign Payment

Last reviewed: 4 January 2016