Rate Calculation - Background (Agreement with Switzerland)

Basis for rate calculation

Article 19 of the Agreement, when read with social security law, determines the rate of Australian benefit payable under the Agreement. There are 2 different methods of calculating the rate:

  • the proportional rate for people outside Australia, and for up to 26 weeks if on a temporary visit to Australia (, and
  • the direct deduction rate for people inside Australia, and for up to 26 weeks if temporarily absent from Australia (

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 20 Switzerland, section 13 Overall calculation process

Policy reference: SS Guide Proportional Income - Agreement with Switzerland

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