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 intended only as a guide to social security payments. 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.

10.15.8.50 Inside Australia Rate - Agreement with the USA

Inside Australia rate

The rate of Australian benefit payable under the Agreement to people residing in Australia is calculated according to 10.1.9.60.

Article 10, paragraph 6 of the Agreement provides for this rate to then be compared to the rate that would be payable if the person was residing outside Australia. The person is then paid the higher of the 2 rates.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 13 USA

Policy reference: SS Guide 10.1.9.60 Inside Australia Rate for Agreement Payments

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