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 New Zealand Benefits


Article 19 of the Agreement contains embargo provisions discussed in This means that any overpayment of Australian benefit resulting from the grant of a New Zealand benefit can be withheld from any arrears resulting from the grant of that benefit. Centrelink International Services is responsible for liaising with New Zealand and making the necessary arrangements.

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

Policy reference: SS Guide Embargoes on Arrears of Comparable Foreign Payment

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