10.29.8.40 Inside Australia Rate - Agreement with the Slovak Republic

Inside Australia rate

The rate of pension payable under the Agreement to people who are inside Australia is calculated according to 10.1.9.60.

People paid the inside Australia rate under Article 13, paragraph 3 have their Slovak benefit directly deducted from the maximum rate of Australian age pension for as long as they reside in Australia and rely on the Agreement. After they have accrued 10 years of Australian residence, and no longer need to totalise under the Agreement, their Slovak pension will be treated as ordinary income, and the ordinary income test should be applied.

Temporary departure from Australia

Article 13, paragraph 4 provides that people paid under the Agreement who reside in Australia, and temporarily travel outside Australia, will continue to have their rate calculated under the inside Australia rate for up to 26 weeks. After 26 weeks, their rate will be calculated under the outside Australia rate in 10.29.8.20.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 28 Slovak Republic

Last reviewed: 11 May 2015