10.20.8.10 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 (10.1.9.20), and
  • the direct deduction rate for people inside Australia, and for up to 26 weeks if temporarily absent from Australia (10.1.9.60).

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 19 Norway

Policy reference: SS Guide 10.1.9.20 Outside Australia Rate for Agreement Payments, 10.1.9.60 Inside Australia Rate for Agreement Payments

Last reviewed: 4 January 2016