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10.29.7.10 Arrears of Slovak Benefits

Arrears

When the grant of a Slovak benefit includes arrears for a past period, any Australian income tested benefit received during the same period may need to be re-assessed. The Australian pension is re-assessed as if the arrears had been paid and received from the grant of the Slovak benefit, or the date of grant of Australian benefit, whichever is the later. This determines whether the person has received more Australian benefit than their correct entitlement. See 10.1.8.10.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 28 Slovak Republic

SSAct section 1228A Comparable foreign payment debt recovery

Policy reference: SS Guide 10.1.8.10 Arrears of Foreign Payment

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