Embargoes on Arrears of Finnish Benefits


Article 18 of the Agreement with Finland contains embargo provisions. This means any overpayment of Australian Age following the grant of a Finnish benefit could be recovered from the arrears of a Finnish benefit before it is paid to the recipient, and vice versa. Centrelink International Services is responsible for liaising with Finland and making the necessary arrangements.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 24 Republic of Finland

Policy reference: SS Guide Embargoes on Arrears of Comparable Foreign Payment

Last reviewed: 17 August 2015