10.21.3.20 Benefits payable under the Agreement with Switzerland

Benefits payable

Article 2 of the Agreement lists the Australian and Swiss benefits covered by the Agreement.

Australian benefits

The Australian benefits covered are:

  • age pension
  • DSP, for the severely disabled
  • pensions payable to legally widowed (de jure) persons (PPS)
  • CP (in Australia only).

Note: Although listed as Australian benefits covered in Article 2 of the Agreement, from 20 March 2020, WP, WidB and BVA ceased. Recipients of these payments were transferred to another payment, such as Age, where eligible.

Swiss benefits

The Swiss benefits covered are:

  • old-age insurance
  • survivors' insurance, and
  • disability insurance.

Note: Benefit, for Switzerland, means a pension, benefit or allowance payable under Swiss legislation as specified in Article 2 of the Agreement. More information on benefits under Swiss Law is available from the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs website.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 20 Switzerland

Last reviewed: 20 March 2020