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Third country portability

Article 5 - Export of Benefits - provides that benefits paid under the Agreement may be paid to people who travel to a third country if those benefits are payable in third countries under domestic legislation.


Article 5 also provides that if time limitations apply on benefits for people who leave Australia, then those same limitations apply to people who leave the USA for a third country. Generally, for payments other than Age Pension, this is for no more than 6 weeks.


See 7.1 for information on portability of benefits paid to people under the Agreement who leave the USA or Australia, temporarily or permanently, and travel to a third country.


Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 13 USA

Policy reference: SS Guide 7.1 Conditions for Payment Outside Australia


Last reviewed: 2 January 2013


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