Arrears of Macedonian benefits


When the grant of a Macedonian benefit includes arrears for a past period, any Australian income tested benefit received during the same period may need to be reassessed. The Australian pension is reassessed as if the arrears had been paid and received from the grant of the Macedonian 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. See

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 26 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Policy reference: SS Guide Arrears of Foreign Payment

Last reviewed: 16 May 2016