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. Benefits payable under the Agreement with Switzerland

Benefits payable

Article 2 of the Agreement lists the Australian and Swiss benefits covered by the Agreement.

Australian benefits

The Australian benefits covered are:

  • age pension
  • DSP, for the severely disabled
  • pensions payable to legally widowed (de jure) persons (PPS)
  • CP (in Australia only).

Note: Although listed as Australian benefits covered in Article 2 of the Agreement, from 20 March 2020, WP, WidB and BVA ceased. Recipients of these payments were transferred to another payment, such as Age, where eligible.

Swiss benefits

The Swiss benefits covered are:

  • old-age insurance
  • survivors' insurance, and
  • disability insurance.

Note: Benefit, for Switzerland, means a pension, benefit or allowance payable under Swiss legislation as specified in Article 2 of the Agreement. More information on benefits under Swiss Law is available from the Swiss Federal Department of Home Affairs website.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 20 Switzerland

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