10.5.9.40 Former Residents - Agreement with Canada
SSAct section 1220(1) provides that former residents who return to Australia, are granted a benefit, then subsequently leave within 2 years, will no longer be entitled to that payment.
However, former residents who return to Australia and claim a benefit under the Agreement can subsequently leave Australia within 24 months and retain qualification provided they travel to Canada.
Autonomous pensioners can transfer to a pension under this Agreement to maintain qualification and portability if they travel to Canada.
In both these cases, the Agreement will determine the rate payable.