In addition, some of the agreements in the sample, although rare, completely exclude workers in abnormal work from all benefits granted by the employer and limit the benefits granted to the benefits required by the Code. Chapter 7 of the Social Security Guide contains more detailed information on Australia`s portability rules. The Ministry`s Social Security Guide contains the general portability rules and current portability provisions for individual payments and social security benefits. This information is regularly checked and updated to reflect changes to the Portability Directive. You can find the portability table in the Social Security Guide at Topic 7.1.2.20. Where a pension was necessary for a larger living situation, such as age or severe disability, the beneficiary would be offered the right to choose his or her permanent residence and could continue to be paid indefinitely abroad. However, the portability of these pensions also reflects international practice, as the rate of pension abroad for this group depended on the duration of contributions/residence in the paying country. Australia`s portability policy in the 1980s remained dependent on a person`s residence and needs. Policy initiatives limited the payment of pensions overseas, where the person had very little residence in Australia. As there is a growing awareness that access to benefits and portability are closely linked to the future of Canada`s social protection system, there is no consensus on what to do next. This issue raises important questions about benefits and the role of governments, employers, workers, insurance companies and others in compensation and administration. The introduction of a standard portability period of 26 weeks was the most important aspect of the changes that took place in September 2000.

The choice of the length of the standard short-term portability period was based on the study of customer social security behaviour. More than 85% of social security beneficiaries who went abroad left for less than 26 weeks. Of the group that traveled, about 90 percent traveled up to 13 weeks. After the 13-week period, the number of travelers decreased rapidly. In addition, a survey commissioned by FaCS in 1999 showed that more than 80 per cent of respondents from a representative sample of the Australian population identified periods of less than 26 weeks as the expected travel time. A majority of respondents chose a portability period of up to 13 weeks. Persons who paid an old-age pension or a DSP under an international agreement on social security were not affected as long as they remained in the contracting country. They were able to travel outside that country for 13 weeks without being affected, the same period allowed as that which applied to someone temporarily absent in Australia. Customers who will be coming overseas on 1 July 2004 have not been affected unless they have returned to Australia. If the customer has not been able to return to Australia before the end of the portability period, the new portability rules have also introduced the possibility of extending the portability period under well-defined conditions. These discretionary decisions can only be applied if the event preventing the return occurred during the operation abroad and is not foreseeable before departure. Typical events are described in social security legislation and the secretary`s discretion has been delegated to Centrelink.

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