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. Embargoes on Arrears of US Benefits


The Agreement with the USA does not contain embargo provisions. This means any overpayment of Australian benefit following the grant of USA benefit cannot be recovered from the arrears of USA benefit before it is paid to the recipient.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 13 USA

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