Article 5 of the Agreement with the Netherlands 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 time limitations apply to people who leave the Netherlands. 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 Netherlands or Australia and travel to a third country.
A person who receives a benefit under the Agreement with the Netherlands who leaves the Netherlands for a third country, will continue to qualify for that benefit under Article 23 paragraph 5 of the Agreement if Australia has implemented an agreement on social security with that third country which provides for portability of that benefit.
Act reference: SS(IntAgree)Act Schedule 7 The Netherlands
Policy reference: SS Guide 7.1 Conditions for Payment Outside Australia
Last reviewed: 2 January 2013