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Welcome to the YOURLifeChoices Centrelink Page which offers simple shortcuts to find what you want more easily. Stay up-to-date with explanations of the latest Centrelink changes. Our Pension page has a range of information covering eligibility, Bonus Payments and entitlements. We have not forgotten those on the Age Pension, Widow Allowance, Disability Support Pension (DSP) and those receiving Carer Payments, with information updated weekly, including links to Centrelink online services and the latest pension news for senior Australians.


Centrelink Pensions and Payments for Senior Australians





 

When is a liability an asset?

When is a liability an asset?

When is a liability assessed as an asset?

Top Stories

  1. Gift or income?
  1. Increased payments for carers
  1. Investment property and the DSP
  1. Using super to pay out mortgage
  1. Time to claim an Age Pension

Pension advance payments

Pension advance payments

A pension advance payment could help Tracy deal with a couple of unexpected bills.

Overseas travel trap

Overseas travel trap

A miscalculation has cost Russ dearly and he doesn’t want others to be caught out.

Increased Newstart income limits

Increased Newstart income limits

Increased thresholds applied to the Newstart Allowance may mean you now qualify.

Asset test tables

Asset test tables

View the tables below to find out the Asset Test Limits.

Income test limits for pensions

Income test limits for pensions

The new part pension limits which apply from 20 March 2014 could be beneficial.

Centrelink assessment of gifts

Centrelink assessment of gifts

Anne would like to know if a gift of $10,000 will affect the Age Pension.

Possible DSP changes

Possible DSP changes

Sue has heard that there may be changes to the hours which one can work ...

Centrelink reporting and payments

Centrelink reporting and payments

Altered reporting and payment dates.

Allowable Earnings

Asset test tables

View the tables below to find out the Asset Test Limits.

Asset test limits

Income test limits for pensions

The new part pension limits which apply from 20 March 2014 could be beneficial.

Can you now claim the Age Pension?

Centrelink income and asset limit update

Find out if you now qualify for a part or full Age Pension

Can you get a pension?

Carer Payments

Carer bonus payments

Waren would like to know if he will receive a carer bonus payment this year.

Will you receive the carer supplement?

What will I get if I marry?

YOURLifeChoices member Lee is worried that if she chooses to marry, she will lose all her Centrelink benefits.

Will she be entitled to any payments?

Centrelink News

Pension advance payments

A pension advance payment could help Tracy deal with a couple of unexpected bills.

Centrelink advance payment options

Increased Newstart income limits

Increased thresholds applied to the Newstart Allowance may mean you now qualify.

Do you now qualify?

Pension increases March 2014

From 20 March 2014 pension rates will increase as a result of biannual indexation.

Find out what the new rates will be

Compensation Payments

Claiming the Age Pension

Claiming a New Zealand pension while in Australia shouldn’t be too difficult, but this hasn’t been the case for YOURLifeChoices member Margaret.

Find out more

Widow Allowance

Widow’s Allowance

Will a one off $5600 share payment affect my Widow's Allowance?

Centrelink responds

Work Bonus

Why is my Age Pension reducing?

Mariam can’t understand why her Age Pension reduces when her husband earns money.

Applying the Work Bonus

Government benefits to working longer

Dennis has continued to work past the age of 65 but isn’t aware of any benefits to which he may be entitled.

What are his entitlements?

Will I be eligible for the Work Bonus?

The Work Bonus enables older workers to supplement their Age Pension.

Remain in the workforce
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Pension increases

Pension increases

From 20 March 2012 pension rates will increase in line with cost of living increases. This will result in an increase of $6.70 for a single Age Pension.

Will your pension increase?

Income test limits for pensions

Income test limits for pensions

The CPI rise in pension payments is also reflected by an increase in the amount of income you can receive before you lose your pension completely.

Centrelink income tests

Utility bills are on the rise

Utility bills are on the rise

YOURLifeChoices shows how to reduce your power costs and make your life that little bit easier.

Reduce your power costs now

Increased asset test limits

Increased asset test limits

Asset limits have been reviewed and increased in line with recent CPI pension increases.

Centrelink asset test

Guide to Centrelink

Guide to Centrelink

YOURLifeChoices answer your questions on the Age Pension, Starting retirement and using Centrelink Online Services.

Your Centrelink questions answered