10.7.7.30 Overpayments Resulting from Arrears of Maltese Benefits
Article 12 of the Agreement with Malta also allows for a debt to be raised against individual pensioners who have been overpaid Australian benefit as a result of the grant of a Maltese benefit. This would generally only apply when:
- the arrears are not sufficient to fully recover the overpayment, or
- when arrears are released directly to the recipient.
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 126.96.36.199 for more details.