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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 1220A

Proportionality--age pension rate

             (1)  A person's rate of age pension is to be calculated using the Pension Portability Rate Calculator at the end of section 1221 if:

                     (a)  the person has been continuously absent from Australia, throughout a period (the period of absence ) of more than 26 weeks; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  immediately before the period of absence commenced, the person was receiving the age pension; or

                             (ii)  during the period of absence, the person's claim for the age pension is granted under the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 .

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a woman if, immediately before 20 March 2020, subsection 1221(1) did not apply to the woman because of subsection 1221(2).

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a woman if, immediately before 20 March 2020, subsection 796(2) did not apply to the woman because of subsection 796(4).

             (4)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a woman if:

                     (a)  immediately before 20 March 2020, the woman was receiving a widow B pension mentioned in subclause 128A(2) of Schedule 1A; and

                     (b)  immediately before 20 March 2020, subclause 128A(5) of Schedule 1A applied to the woman in relation to that pension.

             (5)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a woman if:

                     (a)  immediately before 20 March 2020, the woman was receiving a wife pension under Part 2.4; and

                     (b)  immediately before 20 March 2020, clause 128 of Schedule 1A applied to the woman in relation to that pension.



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