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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. We have not forgotten those on the Widow Allowance 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





 

Deeming rates in detail

Deeming rates in detail

The Federal Government has announced that it will lower deeming rates in March.

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Carer payment and the Age Pension

Carer payment and the Age Pension

Bill is wondering how his wife’s Age pension will affect his claim for the Carer ...

Selling the family home

Selling the family home

How can downsizing the family home affect Age Pension payments?

Transferring to the Age Pension

Transferring to the Age Pension

What should you consider before making the move to the Age Pension?

Paying bills the easy way

Paying bills the easy way

Sharyn has heard of a service provide by Centrelink which can help her spread the ...

Centrelink holiday arrangements

Centrelink holiday arrangements

The Australia Day holiday may mean altered reporting and payment dates.

New rules for DSP paid overseas

New rules for DSP paid overseas

The rules have changed for those on DSP intending to travel overseas.

Centrelink reporting and payment dates

Centrelink reporting and payment dates

Centrelink will be closing over the Christmas and New Year holiday period

Retiring from the workforce

Retiring from the workforce

Can you get the Age Pension if you stop working before 65?

Allowable Earnings

Low Income Health Care Card

You may qualify for a Low Income Health Care Card if your income falls below the qualifying limits.

Do you qualify?

Centrelink income and asset limit update

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

Can you get a pension?

Centrelink asset classes

YOURLifeChoices subscriber Maureen is contemplating a move to over 50s accommodation but is concerned about how Centrelink will view this asset. Q. Maureen I am a little confused in regards to what Centrelink classes as an asset etc. ...

Will she lose her pension?

Carer Payments

Do I get a $600 bonus?

James wants to know if he should be getting a bi-annual bonus from Centrelink.

Is James missing out?

Annual Carers’ Supplement

Will the Carer’s Supplement be paid this year and if so, when?

Will I get the $600?

Carer bonus payments

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

Will you receive the carer supplement?

Centrelink News

Paying bills the easy way

Sharyn has heard of a service provide by Centrelink which can help her spread the cost of large purchases.

Spread the cost

Pension increases September 2014

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

Find out what the new rates will be

Rent Assistance on site fees

Janet would like to know if she’ll receive Rent Assistance to cover site fees.

Will I get Rent Assistance?

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

Work Bonus promise

Many promises were made during the recent Federal Election campaign.

Was it delivered?

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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

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Utility bills are on the rise

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Increased asset test limits

Increased asset test limits

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

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Guide to Centrelink

Guide to Centrelink

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

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