Rate Calculation Background - Agreement with Germany

Basis for calculation process

Article 8 of the Agreement with Germany, when read with the social security law, determines the rate of Australian benefit payable under the Agreement. There are 2 different methods of calculating the rate:

  • the proportional rate (outside Australia) (, and
  • the direct deduction rate (inside Australia) (

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 14 Germany

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