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. Exempt Payments - Agreement with Italy

Exempt payments

Article 10 of the Agreement with Italy allows for the following Italian benefits to be exempt from the income test that is applied to Australian benefits:

  • Italian integration and/or social supplement (Importo dell'integrazione al minimoan/or Importo differenziale ex L.335/95),
  • family benefit for dependents (Importo degli assegni per il nucleo familiare a favore del coniuge and Importo degli assegni a favore dei figli),
  • social allowance (maggioranza sociale), and
  • social pension (pensione sociale, assegno sociale) paid by Italy as non-contributory welfare support.

Note: This applies to people who are being paid the outside Australia rate in and people who are being paid the inside Australia rate in

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 2 Italy

Policy reference: SS Guide Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with Italy, Inside Australia Rate - Agreement with Italy

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