10.21.3.20 Benefits payable under the Agreement with Switzerland
Article 2 of the Agreement lists the Australian and Swiss benefits covered by the Agreement.
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.
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