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11.4.2 Effect of Going Overseas on Payment of Pensions

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Effect on Service Pensions

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A pensioner in receipt of age service pension, invalidity service pension or partner service pension who goes overseas either for a holiday, or to live permanently, can continue to be paid that pension while overseas.

Effect on Income Support Supplement

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A pensioner in receipt of income support supplement who goes overseas either for a holiday, or to live permanently, can continue to be paid that pension while overseas.

Exception - Temporary Residency

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Portability of service pension and income support supplement may be barred where a person claims pension during a temporary period of residency in Australia.    

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Pensions claimed during temporary return to Australia

Section 11.4.5

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Payability of supplement and allowances may be affected

Certain allowances and components of the pension supplement that are normally payable in association with service pension or income support supplement may not be payable if a person is overseas.