10.8.8.20 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with the Netherlands
Outside Australia rate
Article 15 of the Agreement with the Netherlands allows for the rate of Australian benefit paid to a person living outside Australia to be calculated using the overall calculation process in SS(IntAgree)Act section 13. This means that the person is paid a rate that is proportional to the amount of time they have resided in Australia during their working life.
The ceiling rate discussed in 10.1.9.20 applies to people being paid under this Agreement.
Additional child amount zero
Article 15, paragraph 1 of the Agreement provides that the additional child amount for people being paid under the Agreement outside Australia is to be zero.
Note: The 1991 Agreement with the Netherlands allowed for additional child amount to be paid to people residing outside Australia who were being paid under the Agreement. These people's rate is 'saved' following the introduction of the 2003 Agreement.
Temporary return to Australia
People paid under the Agreement who reside in the Netherlands and travel to Australia temporarily will continue to have their rate calculated using the outside Australia rate in 10.8.8.20 for a period of 26 weeks or less. Once they have been in Australia for more than 26 weeks, their rate will be calculated using the inside Australia rate in 10.8.8.50.