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 intended only as a guide to social security payments. 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. Embargoes on Arrears of Finnish Benefits


Article 18 of the Agreement with Finland contains embargo provisions. This means any overpayment of Australian Age following the grant of a Finnish benefit could be recovered from the arrears of a Finnish benefit before it is paid to the recipient, and vice versa. Centrelink International Services is responsible for liaising with Finland and making the necessary arrangements.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 24 Republic of Finland

Policy reference: SS Guide Embargoes on Arrears of Comparable Foreign Payment

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