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10.21.8.50 Inside Australia Rate - Agreement with Switzerland

Inside Australia rate

The rate of pension (except DOP and CP - Article 19, paragraph 4) payable under the Agreement to people who are inside Australia is calculated according to 10.1.9.60.

Article 19, paragraph 6 of the Agreement with Switzerland provides for this rate to be compared with the rate that would be payable if the person was outside Australia. The person is then paid the higher of the 2 rates.

Temporary departure from Australia

People paid under the Agreement who reside in Australia, and temporarily travel outside Australia to Switzerland or a third country, will continue to have their rate calculated using the inside Australia rate for a period of up to 26 weeks. After 26 weeks, their rate will be calculated using the outside Australia rate in 10.21.8.20.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 20 Switzerland

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