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. Portability & the Agreement with Malta

Portability - background

Portability of autonomous payments is covered by domestic legislation.

Article 13 of the Agreement with Malta covers the portability of payments made under the Agreement.

Age pension payable by virtue of the Agreement is payable outside the territory of both Australia and Malta without restriction.

All other benefits are payable in third countries for the same period as domestic legislation.

More detailed information about portability is available in

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 6 Malta

Policy reference: SS Guide 7.1.1 Portability legislation, Application of portability rules (portability table)

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