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. Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Norway

Outside Australia rate

Article 17 of the Agreement provides that the rate of Australian pension paid to a person living outside Australia should be calculated using the overall rate calculation process in SS(IntAgree)Act section 13. This means that the person is paid a rate that is proportional to the amount of time they have resided in Australia during their working life.

The proportionalisation of income discussed ( applies to the outside Australia rate.

The ceiling rate discussed ( applies to people being paid under this Agreement.

Temporary return to Australia

People paid under the Agreement who reside in Norway and travel to Australia temporarily will continue to have their rate calculated using the outside Australia rate above for a period of up to 26 weeks. Once they have been in Australia for more than 26 weeks, their rate will be calculated using the inside Australia rate (

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 19 Norway

Policy reference: SS Guide Proportional Income - Agreement with Norway, Outside Australia Rate for Agreement Payments, Inside Australia Rate - Agreement with Norway

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