10.4.9.20 Australia to Italy & Italy to Australia

Moving between Australia & Italy

Generally, benefits paid under the Agreement are portable indefinitely when the person travels between Australia and Italy. This means people being paid benefits under the Agreement with Italy can travel between Australia and Italy without the normal time restrictions that may apply to autonomous pensioners.

Australia to Italy

People who are paid under the Agreement who leave Australia to travel to Italy, either permanently or temporarily, will have their rate calculated using the outside Australia rate in 10.4.8.20 as soon as they leave Australia.

Italy to Australia

People who are paid under the Agreement who leave Italy to travel to Australia temporarily, will continue to have their rate calculated using the outside Australia rate in 10.4.8.20 for as long as their return to Australia is only temporary.

People who come permanently to Australia from Italy and who do not qualify for an Australian benefit in their own right, will have their rate calculated using the inside Australia rate in 10.4.8.50 as soon as they arrive in Australia. Their rate will change to the autonomous rate as soon as they meet the usual residential qualifying periods (e.g. 10 years residence for Australian Age).

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 2 Italy

Policy reference: SS Guide 10.4.8.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Italy, 10.4.8.50 Inside Australia Rate - Agreement with Italy

Last reviewed: 16 May 2016