10.27.9.40 Former residents - Agreement with the Republic of North Macedonia

Former residents

SSAct section 1220(1) provides that former residents who return to Australia, who are granted Age, then subsequently leave within 24 months, will no longer be entitled to that pension outside Australia.

The Agreement effectively overcomes this restriction for former residents who return to Australia and claim a benefit under the Agreement and subsequently leave Australia within 24 months to live in the Republic of North Macedonia. However, people in the Republic of North Macedonia who are paid under the 528 month denominator would continue to be paid on that basis if they subsequently return to Australia to live but leave again for the Republic of North Macedonia within 2 years.

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

SSAct section 1220(1) No portability where claim based on short residence

Last reviewed: 11 November 2019