Arrears of Greek Benefits


When the grant of a Greek benefit includes arrears for a past period, any Australian income tested benefit received during the period the arrears covers may need to be re-assessed. The Australian pension is re-assessed as if the arrears had been paid and received from the grant of the Greek benefit, or the date of grant of Australian benefit, whichever is the later. This determines whether the person has received more Australian benefit than their correct entitlement.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 22 Hellenic Republic

Policy reference: SS Guide Arrears of Foreign Payment

Last reviewed: 20 March 2015