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. Payment delivery to certain pension recipients overseas


CIS recipients are paid 4 weekly. Most of these recipients are paid by direct deposit to an overseas bank account. In exceptional circumstances, a recipients may be paid by cheque to an overseas address if cheques are accepted to the country they are in. Generally recipients who are residing outside Australia for 12 months or more will receive payment to an overseas bank account or via cheque.

Act reference: SS(Admin)Act section 52 Payment of certain amounts outside Australia

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