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 Croatian Benefits


Article 18 of the Agreement with Croatia contains embargo provisions. This means any overpayment of Australian benefit following the grant of a Croatian benefit could be recovered from the arrears of a Croatian benefit before it is paid to the recipient. Centrelink International Services is responsible for liaising with Croatia and making the necessary arrangements.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 16 Croatia

Policy reference: SS Guide Embargoes on Arrears of Comparable Foreign Payment

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