Former Residents - Agreement with Ireland

Former residents

SSAct section 1220(1) provides that former residents who return to Australia, are granted a benefit, then subsequently leave Australia within 2 years, will no longer be entitled to that benefit.

However, former residents who return to Australia and claim a benefit under the Agreement can subsequently leave Australia within 24 months and retain qualification provided they travel to Ireland.

Autonomous pensioners can transfer to a benefit under this Agreement to maintain qualification and portability if they travel to Ireland.

In both these cases, the Agreement will determine the rate payable.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 8 Ireland

SSAct section 1220(1) No portability where claim based on short residence

Last reviewed: 9 November 2015