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. General Principles of the Agreement with Austria

General principles

The Agreement with Austria is a shared responsibility Agreement and helps people to qualify for benefits they might not be able to get otherwise and conforms to the principles of shared responsibility agreements by:

  • allowing people to lodge benefit claims overseas,
  • allowing people to totalise to meet minimum qualifications,
  • allowing agreement benefits to be paid overseas,
  • offering income test concessions,
  • arranging for proportional benefit rates to be paid, and
  • arranging administrative cooperation between Australia and Austria.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 10 Austria

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