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. Where People can Lodge Claims under the Agreement with Portugal

Where claims can be lodged

Claims for Australian benefits covered by the Agreement may be lodged:

  • in Portugal at any Competent Authority,
  • in a third country with which Australia has an appropriate agreement, with the authority nominated in the Administrative Arrangement to the appropriate agreement, and
  • in Australia with any Centrelink office.

Article 24 of the Agreement allows for the date a claim is lodged with Portugal's Competent Institution to be accepted as the date of lodgement in Australia and vice versa.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 9 Portugal

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