Rate Calculation - Background (Agreement with Norway)

Basis for rate calculation

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

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

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 19 Norway

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

Last reviewed: 4 January 2016