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. Former Residents - Agreement with Greece

Former residents

SSAct section 1220(1) provides that former residents who return to Australia, who are granted an age pension, then subsequently leave within 24 months, will no longer be entitled to that pension outside Australia.

The Agreement effectively overcomes this restriction for former residents who return to Australia and claim a benefit under the Agreement and subsequently leave Australia within 24 months to live in Greece. However, people paid under the Agreement who reside in Greece and are paid under the AWLR denominator of 44 years would remain on the 44 year denominator if they subsequently returned to Greece within 2 years.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 22 Hellenic Republic

SSAct section 1220(1) No portability where claim based on short residence

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