Former Residents - Agreement with Switzerland

Former residents

Without an Agreement, SSAct section 1220(1) provides that former residents who return to Australia, who are granted Age, DSP or BVA, then subsequently leave within 24 months, will no longer be entitled to that pension.

The Agreement effectively overcomes this restriction for former residents who return to Australia and claim a benefit under the Agreement and subsequently leave Australia within 24 months to live in Switzerland, or a third country (

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 20 Switzerland

SSAct section 1220(1) No portability where claim based on short residence

Last reviewed: 8 February 2016