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. Former Residents - Agreement with Denmark

Former residents

SSAct section 1220(1) provides that former residents who return to Australia, are granted a benefit, then subsequently leave again within 2 years, will no longer be entitled to that benefit.

Accordingly, former residents who return to Australia and claim a benefit under the Agreement can subsequently leave Australia within 2 years and retain qualification provided they travel to Denmark.

Autonomous pensioners can transfer to a benefit under the Agreement with Denmark to maintain qualification and portability if they travel to Denmark.

In both cases, the Agreement will determine the rate payable.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 12 Denmark

SSAct section 1220(1) No portability when claim based on short residence

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