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. Inside Australia Rate - Agreement with Belgium

Inside Australia rate

The rate of Australian pension payable under the Agreement to people who are inside Australia is calculated according to

Article 17, paragraph 6 of the Agreement provides for this rate to then be compared with the rate that would be payable if the person was outside Australia. The person is then paid the higher of the 2 rates.

Temporary departure from Australia

People paid under the Agreement who reside in Australia and temporarily travel outside Australia to Belgium or a third country will continue to have their rate calculated using the inside Australia rate above for a period of up to 26 weeks. Once they have been outside Australia for more than 26 weeks, their rate will be calculated using the outside Australia rate in

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 18 Belgium

Policy reference: SS Guide Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Belgium, Inside Australia Rate for Agreement Payments

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