Article 17 of the Agreement 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 the person is paid a rate that is proportional to the amount of time they have resided in Australia during their working life. See 10.1.9.20 for details.
The ceiling rate discussed in 10.1.9.20 applies to people being paid under this Agreement.
Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 9 Portugal, section 13 Overall calculation process
Policy reference: SS Guide 10.1.9.20 Outside Australia Rate for Agreement Payments
Last reviewed: 7 June 2010