For the purposes of FA, portability refers to a recipient's continuing entitlement (1.1.E.30) to an Australian FA payment (1.1.F.02) and/or social security payment (1.1.S.80) while outside Australia (1.1.A.120). Once portability of entitlement is established, payments may continue in Australia or be directed overseas, depending on the type of payment and/or the duration of the absence.
Act reference: FAAct section 24 Effect of certain absences of FTB child etc. from Australia, section 63 Effect on family tax benefit rate of FTB child's absence from Australia, section 63A Secretary may extend 6 week period of absence from Australia
Last reviewed: 2 January 2013