10.4.7.10 Arrears of Italian Benefits

Arrears

Where the grant of an Italian benefit includes an amount of arrears for a past period, any Australian income tested benefit received during the period the arrears covers will be reassessed. The Australian benefit is reassessed as if the arrears had been paid and received from the date of grant of the Italian benefit, or the date of grant of the Australian benefit, whichever is the later. This is done to determine whether the person has received a higher rate of Australian benefit than they were entitled to.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 2 Italy

Policy reference: SS Guide 10.1.8.10 Arrears of Foreign Payment

Last reviewed: 3 July 2017