Rate Calculation - Background (Agreement with Poland)

Basis for rate calculation

Article 12 of the Agreement, when read with social security law, sets out how to determine the rate of Australian benefit payable under the Agreement. There are 2 different methods of calculating the rate:

  • the proportional rate for people outside Australia, and for up to 26 weeks if on a temporary visit to Australia (, and
  • the direct deduction rate for people inside Australia, and for up to 26 weeks if temporarily absent from Australia (

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 25 Republic of Poland

Policy reference: SS Guide Outside Australia Rate for Agreement Payments, Inside Australia Rate for Agreement Payments

Last reviewed: 4 January 2016