10.31.9.20 Australia to Latvia & Latvia to Australia

Moving between Australia & Latvia

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

Australia to Latvia

People paid under the Agreement who leave Australia permanently to live in Latvia will have their rate calculated using the outside Australia rate in 10.31.8.20 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 10.31.8.40 for up to 26 weeks.

Latvia to Australia

People who come to live in Australia from Latvia and rely on the Agreement for an Australian benefit may have their rate calculated using the inside Australia rate in 10.31.8.40 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 Latvia and travel to Australia temporarily will continue to have their rate calculated under the outside Australia rate in 10.31.8.20 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 10.31.8.40.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 30 Republic of Latvia

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

Last reviewed: 20 September 2017