10.6.7.30 Overpayments Resulting from the Grant of Spanish Benefits
Article 24 - Recovery of Overpayments - also allows for a debt to be raised against individual pensioners who have been overpaid any Australian pension, benefit or allowance as a result of the grant of a Spanish benefit. This would generally only apply when:
- the arrears are not sufficient to fully recover the overpayment, or
- when the arrears are released directly to the person, or
- when the Australian benefit paid was not covered by the Agreement, for example, NSA or DSP for a person who is not severely disabled.
In addition to the above, from 1 July 2004 a debt can also be raised against the person AND THEIR PARTNER (if applicable) under SSAct section 1228A. See 126.96.36.199 for more details.