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. People Who Travel to a Third Country - Agreement with Germany

Third country portability

Article 9 of the Agreement with Germany provides that benefits paid under the Agreement may be paid to people who travel to a third country if those benefits are payable in third countries under domestic legislation.

Article 9 also provides that if time limitations apply in respect of benefits paid to people who leave Australia, then those time limitations apply to people who leave Germany.

See 7.1 for information on portability of benefits paid to people under the Agreement who leave Germany or Australia, temporarily or permanently, and travel to a third country.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 14 Germany

Policy reference: SS Guide 7.1 Conditions for payment outside Australia

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