10.7.3.20 Benefits payable under the Agreement with Malta

Benefits payable

Article 2 of the Agreement lists the Australian and Maltese benefits covered by the Agreement.

Australian benefits covered

The Australian benefits covered are:

  • age pension
  • DSP, for the severely disabled
  • pensions payable to legal (de jure) widows only (PPS).

Note: Although listed as Australian benefits covered in Article 2 of the Agreement, from 20 March 2020, WP, WidB and BVA ceased. Recipients of these payments were transferred to another payment, such as Age, where eligible.

Maltese benefits covered

The Maltese benefits covered are:

  • Maltese contributory pensions in respect of retirement
  • Maltese contributory pensions in respect of invalidity
  • Maltese contributory pensions in respect of widowhood, and
  • non-contributory assistance and pension.

Note: Benefit, for Malta, means a pension, benefit or allowance payable under Maltese legislation as specified in Article 2 of the Agreement. More information on Maltese contributory benefits is available from the Maltese Department of Social Security.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 6 Malta

Last reviewed: 20 March 2020