The Guides to Social Policy Law is a collection of publications designed to assist decision makers administering social policy law. The information contained in this publication is intended only as a guide to relevant legislation/policy. The information is accurate as at the date listed at the bottom of the page, but may be subject to change. To discuss individual circumstances please contact Services Australia. Portability of CP under an Agreement

Carer payment

CP is generally portable indefinitely between Australia and the relevant agreement country.

When a person receiving CP leaves Australia or the agreement country for a third country, their payment may be cancelled immediately or after the statutory period of portability normally allowed when a carer pensioner leaves Australia for a non-agreement country.

A person who receives CP autonomously may be able to transfer to CP under an agreement to maintain long term portability. The terms of the agreement with the country they are travelling to must be checked to ensure that CP is covered and the person meets the necessary criteria.

Policy reference: SS Guide 7.1 Conditions for payment outside Australia

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