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. Former Residents - Agreement with Chile

Former residents

SSAct section 1220(1) provides that former residents who return to Australia, who are granted a pension, then subsequently leave within 24 months, will no longer be entitled to that pension.

The Agreement effectively overcomes this restriction for former residents who return to Australia and claim a pension and subsequently leave Australia within 24 months to live in Chile. However, in these circumstances, the pension is paid under the outside Australia rate in of the Agreement as soon as the person leaves Australia.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 15 Chile

SSAct section 1220(1) No portability where claim based on short residence

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