Some income support payments can only be paid for temporary absences outside Australia. Please contact DVA to find out how your pension is affected if you travel or live overseas, and what you need to tell DVA if you are going overseas.
For information on the requirements for receiving health care while overseas, see:
If you are outside Australia permanently, your DVA payment may be paid into your bank account in your country of residence.
To notify DVA of the details of the account to which you want your payments to be made, select the form for your country of residence from the list below.
DVA payments to an overseas account are paid every four weeks. Each four-weekly deposit is the total of the amounts you are entitled to for the previous two fortnights.
The payment schedule below shows the fortnightly pension paydays in Australia and the four-weekly payday for payment to overseas account. It outlines the expected date of receipt overseas and the period that each payment covers.
2014 payment schedule
DVA cannot guarantee the date that the payment will appear in your account as there may be processing delays by your bank. You should allow up to 10 days after the expected date of receipt for your bank to complete delayed transactions. If there is no obvious reason for the non-receipt of the payment and 10 days have passed since the expected date of receipt, you should contact DVA.
Note: If DVA is required to ‘trace’ a bank payment, a delay in payment of up to 8 weeks may occur. This delay is beyond the control of DVA.
As the banking system in different countries varies, there are different versions of this form. Please select the correct form for your country of residence.
If your country of residence is not shown, please contact DVA.
Please note: This service is currently not available to Burma, East Timor, Iran, Iraq, North Korea.
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