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 Norwegian Benefits


Article 26 of the Agreement contains bilateral embargo provisions. This means that any overpayment of Australian benefit following the grant of Norwegian benefit can be withheld from any arrears of Norwegian benefit before it is paid to the applicant, and vice versa. Centrelink International Services is responsible for liaising with Norway and making the necessary arrangement.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 19 Norway

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