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. Rate Calculation - Background (Agreement with the USA)


Article 10 of the Agreement, 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 13 USA

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