10.29.9.20 Australia to the Slovak Republic & the Slovak Republic to Australia

Moving between Australia & the Slovak Republic

Australian benefits covered by the Agreement with the Slovak Republic are portable indefinitely when the person travels between Australia and the Slovak Republic.

Australia to the Slovak Republic

People paid under the Agreement who leave Australia permanently to live in the Slovak Republic will have their rate calculated using the outside Australia rate in 10.29.8.20 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 10.29.8.40 for up to 26 weeks.

Slovak Republic to Australia

People who come to live in Australia from the Slovak Republic and rely on the Agreement for an Australian benefit may have their rate calculated using the inside Australia rate in 10.29.8.40 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 Slovak Republic and travel to Australia temporarily will continue to have their rate calculated under the outside Australia rate in 10.29.8.20 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 10.29.8.40.

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

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

Last reviewed: 11 May 2015