(1) The rate of disability support pension for a person for whom an unlimited maximum portability period for the pension has been determined under section 1218AAA or 1218AA 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
(i) immediately before the period of absence commenced, the person was receiving the disability support pension; or
(ii) during the period of absence, the person's claim for the disability support pension is granted under the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999 .
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person if the person became qualified to receive the disability support pension because the person became unable to work or permanently blind while the person was an Australian resident.