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. Benefits payable under the Agreement with Canada

Benefits payable

Article 2 of the Agreement with Canada lists the Australian and Canadian benefits covered by the Agreement.

Australian benefits covered

The Australian benefits covered are:

Note: Although listed as Australian benefits covered in Article 2 of the Agreement, from 20 March 2020, WidB and BVA ceased. Recipients of these payments were transferred to another payment, such as Age, where eligible.

Canadian benefits covered

Canadian benefits are covered under both the Old Age Security Program and the Canada Pension Plan.

The Canadian benefits covered under the Old Age Security Program are:

  • Old age security pension, including guaranteed income supplement and the allowance for partners of recipients of old age security pension.

The Canadian benefits covered under the Canada Pension Plan are:

  • Retirement pension
  • Disability benefit, and
  • Survivor benefit.

Note: Benefit, for Canada, means a pension, benefit or allowance payable under Canadian Social Welfare Acts as specified in Article 2 of the Agreement. More information on benefits under Canadian Law is available from Employment and Social Development Canada.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 4 Canada

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