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. Payments Exempt under the Agreement with the USA

Exempt payments

Article 10, paragraph 3 of the Agreement provides for benefits payable under the USA Supplementary Security Income program and other USA benefits of a similar character to be exempt from the income test applied to Australian benefits. These payments are usually income tested and not payable outside the USA.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 13 USA

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