6. The rate of deductions to be made under paragraph 4 on the amount due for a benefit and on all related or related matters shall be fixed by the competent institution of the Contracting Party to which the debt relates, in accordance with the law or administrative practice of that Party in matters of social security. (a) the calculation of that person`s income in accordance with Australian social security legislation, but does not take into account, in that calculation, the New Zealand benefits or benefits received by that person and, where applicable, a pension from a third country referred to in paragraph 7; Access to most Australian social security payments was changed from 26 February 2001. After this date, only New Zealanders who settle in Australia can hold a permanent residence visa or have Australian nationality and reside in Australia, apply for all social security payments. New Zealanders who visited Australia on 26 February 2001 were not affected by the regime change and there were other limited exceptions. The Department of Human Services – International Services may provide information on these exceptions. (a) the amount of that benefit does not include any additional benefits or allowances that would be payable under New Zealand social security law if that person were domiciled in New Zealand. (d) `competent institution` means, in respect of a Contracting Party, the person or bodies responsible for the management or implementation of that Party`s social security law; A special category visa is granted to New Zealand passport holders when they arrive in Australia. This allows New Zealanders to work in Australia, but does not provide full access to Australian social security benefits. New Zealanders who travel to Australia without obtaining a permanent residence visa, i.e.
holders of a special category visa, can access certain social security benefits covered by the Social Security Agreement between Australia and New Zealand. For more information about the agreement, see below. Iii. subject to paragraph (iv) in respect of New Zealand, with all necessary modifications, the security measures to be set out in an information reconciliation agreement within the meaning of section 99 of the Privacy Act 1993; and the social security agreements between the two countries date back to 1948. The last agreement was signed in 2001, so it was time to check it in order to keep abreast of legislative changes and terminology and to address some existing anomalies. 2. In the application of this Agreement by a Contracting Party to a person, any conceptual concept not defined in this Article shall have the meaning ascribed to it by the social security law of a Party, unless the context requires another. (a) in respect of Australia: the laws which constitute the Social Security Act to the extent that those laws provide, apply or affect the following benefits: 1. If a person is entitled to a benefit under New Zealand social security law (including a person entitled under section 8), unless he or she does not have habitual residence and residence in New Zealand at that time and does not reside in New Zealand If, for the purposes of this application, that person is habitually domiciled and resides in New Zealand, if he or she is: R = the rate that would have had to be paid if that person had been in Australia and had been entitled to receive an old-age pension under Australian social security law. (r) `third-country pension` means, in the case of New Zealand, a pension abroad within the meaning of New Zealand social security law and, in the case of Australia, a comparable foreign payment within the meaning of Australian social security legislation; 10.
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