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 - Agreement with the Netherlands

Basis for calculation process

Article 15 of the Agreement with the Netherlands, when read with Australian social security law, determines 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 if on temporary visit to Australia) (, and
  • the direct deduction rate, (for people inside Australia or for up to 26 weeks if temporarily absent from Australia) (

Additional child amount

Article 15, paragraph 1 of the Agreement provides that the additional child amount for people being paid under the Agreement outside Australia is to be zero.

Note: The 1991 Agreement with the Netherlands allowed for additional child amount to be paid to people residing outside Australia who were being paid under the Agreement. These people's rate is 'saved' following the introduction of the 2003 Agreement.

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 7 The Netherlands

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