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10.2.6 Requirement to Claim a Foreign Benefit - Agreement with New Zealand

Claiming a New Zealand benefit

The Agreement with New Zealand does not contain special provisions to make it compulsory for people claiming Australian benefits under the Agreement to also claim a benefit from New Zealand. However, all claimants under the Agreement are required to take reasonable action to claim any entitlement from New Zealand. This requirement is covered by the CFP legislation explained in 7.3.1.

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

Policy reference: SS Guide 7.3.1 CFP legislation & requirements

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