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10.33.7.30 Inside Australia Rate - Agreement with Estonia

Inside Australia rate

People paid the inside Australia rate under Article 12, paragraph 3 have their Estonian benefit directly deducted from the maximum rate of Australian age pension for as long as they reside in Australia and rely on the Agreement. After they have accrued 10 years of Australian residence, and no longer need to totalise under the Agreement, their Estonian pension will be treated as ordinary income, and the ordinary income test should be applied.

The rate of pension payable under the Agreement to people who are inside Australia is calculated according to 10.33.7.30.

Temporary departure from Australia

Article 12, paragraph 4 provides that people paid under the Agreement who reside in Australia, and temporarily travel outside Australia, will continue to have their rate calculated under the inside Australia rate for up to 26 weeks. After 26 weeks, their rate will be calculated under the outside Australia rate in 10.33.7.40.

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

Policy reference: SS Guide 10.33.7.40 Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Estonia

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