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. Embargoes on arrears of Macedonian benefits


Article 19 of the Agreement contains bilateral embargo provisions. This means that the amount of any overpayment of Australian benefit following the grant of Macedonian benefit can be withheld from the arrears of Macedonian benefit, with only the remaining balance paid to the recipient, and vice versa. Centrelink International Services is responsible for liaising with the Republic of North Macedonia and making the necessary arrangements.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 26 Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

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