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Exempt payments

Article 12, paragraph 3 of the Agreement provides for any 'compensatory supplement or social assistance and similar means-tested payment paid by Austria to that person' to be disregarded when applying the income test for an Australian benefit.

This exemption only applies to people who are in Austria. In any case, the Austrian payments involved are normally only payable in Austria.

Note: Apart from the above payments exempted under the Agreement, there are also payments exempted under domestic legislation.

Example: Austrian Restitution Payments are exempt under SSAct section 8(8)(n).

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 10 Austria

SSAct section 8(8) Excluded amounts

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