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. Rate Calculation - Background (Agreement with Estonia)

Basis for calculation process

Article 12 of the Agreement, when read with the social security law, sets out how to determine the rate of Australian benefit payable under the Agreement. There are 2 different methods of calculating the rate:

  • the proportional rate for people outside Australia, and for up to 26 weeks of a temporary visit to Australia (, and
  • the direct deduction rate for people inside Australia, and for up to 26 weeks of a temporary absence from Australia (

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 32 Republic of Estonia

Policy reference: SS Guide Inside Australia; Outside Australia

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