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 Belgian Pensions


Article 27 of the Agreement with Belgium contains bilateral embargo provisions. This means that any overpayment of Australian pension following the grant of a Belgian pension can be withheld from any arrears of Belgian pension before it is paid to the recipient, and vice versa. CIS is responsible for liaising with Belgium and making the necessary arrangements.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 18 Belgium

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