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. Outside Australia Rate for Agreement Payments

Outside Australia rate

The rate of pensions payable to people being paid under an agreement who live outside Australia is calculated using the overall calculation process in SS(IntAgree)Act section 13. Each agreement should be checked to make sure the rate calculation process has not been modified in any way.

From 1 August 2000, a ceiling was placed on the rate of pension payable to people living outside Australia, including people paid under agreements. The rate of an Australian pension paid to a person outside Australia is not to exceed the rate that would be payable to that person if they were living inside Australia.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act section 13 Overall calculation process

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