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Payability refers to whether or not a pension or benefit is payable to a person.  A person may meet the basic eligibility criteria for a pension or benefit but that pension or benefit may not be payable to them for a number of reasons such as:

  • income or assets in excess of the relevant limits
  • failure to provide a tax file number;
  • receipt of another pension or benefit;
  • compensation recovery action;
  • overpayment recovery action;
  • failure to take reasonable action to obtain a comparable foreign pension; or
  • imprisonment.

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