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. Benefits Payable under the Agreement with New Zealand

Benefits payable

The Australian benefits covered are:

  • age pension,
  • DSP (for the severely disabled), and
  • CP (for people whose partner is in receipt of DSP).

The New Zealand Benefits covered are:

  • New Zealand superannuation,
  • veteran's pension, and
  • supported living payment.

Note: To claim the age pension, New Zealand superannuation or veteran's pension a person must have reached whichever qualifying pension age is higher at the time they claim. People claiming DSP or supported living payment must be severely disabled, have been resident in Australia or New Zealand at the date of severe disablement, and prior to the date of severe disablement, been residing in the territory of the other party for a period of not less than one year at any time.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 3 New Zealand

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