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. Where People can Lodge Claims under the Agreement with Norway

Where claims can be lodged

Claims for Australian benefits covered by the Agreement can be lodged:

Under Article 23(2) of the Agreement, a date on which a claim is lodged with any of the above mentioned authorities is the official date of lodgement for all purposes. This ensures that people outside Australia are not disadvantaged as a result of mailing delays.

Article 24 allows a claim for benefit under the legislation of a party to also be considered to be a claim for the 'corresponding' benefit from the other party provided that:

  • the request is received by the other party within 6 months of the claim originally being lodged, and
  • the applicant does not state or it is otherwise evident that the claim was made exclusively for a benefit under the legislation of the first party.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 19 Norway

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