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. Arrears of New Zealand Benefits


When a person in receipt of an Australian benefit is granted a New Zealand benefit their rate of Australian benefit will be affected. Article 19 of the Agreement provides that any overpayment of benefit resulting from the grant of New Zealand benefit can be recovered under the social security laws of Australia.

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

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