10.27.9.20 Australia to the Republic of North Macedonia & the Republic of North Macedonia to Australia

Moving between Australia & the Republic of North Macedonia

Generally, benefits covered by the Agreement with the Republic of North Macedonia are portable indefinitely when the person travels between Australia and the Republic of North Macedonia.

Australia to the Republic of North Macedonia

People paid under the Agreement who leave Australia permanently to live in the Republic of North Macedonia will have their rate calculated using the outside Australia rate in 10.27.8.20 as soon as they leave Australia.

People paid under the Agreement who reside in Australia and travel overseas temporarily will continue to have their rate calculated under the inside Australia rate in 10.27.8.40 for up to 26 weeks.

Note: Article 12, paragraph 3 of the Agreement provides that Macedonian residents being paid with a 528 month (44 year) denominator who re-establish residency in Australia, would revert to a 300 month (25 year) denominator only if they remain in Australia as Australian residents for more than 2 years.

The Republic of North Macedonia to Australia

People who come to live in Australia from the Republic of North Macedonia and rely on the Agreement for an Australian benefit may have their rate calculated using the inside Australia rate in 10.27.8.40 as soon as they arrive in Australia. The autonomous rate can be paid when they have 10 years of residence in Australia.

People paid under the Agreement who reside in the Republic of North Macedonia and travel to Australia temporarily will continue to have their rate calculated under the outside Australia rate in 10.27.8.20 for up to 26 weeks. Once they have been in Australia for more than 26 weeks, their rate will be calculated under the inside Australia rate in 10.27.8.40.

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

Policy reference: SS Guide 7.1.1 Portability legislation, 7.1.2.20 Application of portability rules (portability table)

Last reviewed: 11 November 2019