Arrears of Netherlands' Benefits


When the grant of a Netherlands' benefit includes an amount of arrears for a past period, an Australian income tested benefit received during the period the arrears covers will be reassessed. The Australian benefit is reassessed as if the arrears had been paid and received from the date of grant of the Netherlands' benefit, or the date of grant of the Australian benefit, whichever is the later. This is done to determine whether the person has received a higher rate of Australian benefit than they were entitled to.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 7 The Netherlands

Policy reference: SS Guide Arrears of Foreign Payment

Last reviewed: 9 November 2015