Former Residents - Agreement with Latvia

Former residents

SSAct section 1220(1) provides that former residents who return to Australia, who are granted an Age, then subsequently leave within 24 months of the date they returned for residence, 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 Age under the Agreement and subsequently leave Australia within 24 months to live in Latvia. However, in these circumstances, the Age under the Agreement is paid using the outside Australia rate in as soon as the person leaves Australia.

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

Last reviewed: 2 January 2019