Overpayments Resulting from Arrears of Canadian Benefits


Article 8 of the Agreement with Canada allows for a debt to be raised against individual pensioners who have been overpaid Australian benefit as a result of the grant of Canadian benefit. This debt can then be recovered from future entitlement to Australian benefit.

In addition to the above, from 1 July 2004 a debt can also be raised against the recipient AND THEIR PARTNER (if applicable) under SSAct section 1228A. See for more details.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 4 Canada

SSAct section 1228A Comparable foreign payment debt recovery

Policy reference: SS Guide Income from Overseas Payments - General Rules

Last reviewed: 16 May 2016