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. Outside Australia Rate - Agreement with the Netherlands

Outside Australia rate

Article 15 of the Agreement with the Netherlands allows for the rate of Australian benefit paid to a person living outside Australia to be calculated using the overall calculation process in SS(IntAgree)Act section 13. This means that the person is paid a rate that is proportional to the amount of time they have resided in Australia during their working life.

The ceiling rate discussed in applies to people being paid under this Agreement.

Additional child amount zero

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.

Temporary return to Australia

People paid under the Agreement who reside in the Netherlands and travel to Australia temporarily will continue to have their rate calculated using the outside Australia rate in for a period of 26 weeks or less. Once they have been in Australia for more than 26 weeks, their rate will be calculated using the inside Australia rate in

Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 7 The Netherlands, section 13 Overall calculation process

Policy reference: SS Guide Outside Australia Rate for Agreement Payments

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