18.104.22.168 Granting a New Payment to an Overseas Recipient
Australian payments can generally only be claimed by people who are Australian residents, and in Australia when they lodge their claim.
- A cancelled payment which is restored after a successful appeal.
- A claim under an international social security agreement (1.1.A.120).
- Under SS(Admin)Act section 12 - when a person is transferred from one payment to another without the need to lodge a claim.
Note 2: Also FAO payments can be claimed from outside Australia, provided the person is an Australian resident.
A person may claim SA if they are temporarily outside Australia only where they have been gone for less than 6 weeks and the reason for their departure was for the purpose of seeking medical treatment of a kind not available in Australia.