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The Australian government offers an Age Pension for older citizens who cannot fully fund their retirement through an allocated pension. This pension is paid through Centrelink. Pension payments are described by the government as an “adequate” income in retirement. However, many seniors would not agree as a single Age Pension entitlement, with all supplements, is currently around $19,400 per annum.

Not every Australian will be eligible for an Age Pension.

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There are certain income and asset tests you need to pass and also Age and Residential requirements that need to be met.

This site keeps you up-to-date with pension increases, the disability support pension and changes to Centrelink rulings including whether you can still claim your pension while overseas.

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Pension changes get Green light

Pension changes get Green light

Changes to pension asset thresholds and taper rate will pass through the Senate.

Cashless welfare card to be trialled

Cashless welfare card to be trialled

The government will trial a cashless welfare card in some areas later this year.

Call to expand Pension Loan Scheme

Call to expand Pension Loan Scheme

Senate crossbenchers want the government to expand the Pension Loans Scheme.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

Richard is seeking clarification on how his assets and income will be assessed.

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Asset thresholds to be lowered

Budget changes could see 200,000 part-pensioners lose their entitlements.

Claiming the Pension Bonus

Claiming the Pension Bonus

Can Chris make a retrospective claim under the Pension Bonus Scheme?

Will you get a pension?

Retiring from the workforce

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

Discover your entitlements

Which Age Pension will I get?

As a New Zealand citizen, Barry is unsure if he is entitled to an Australian Age Pension.

Which 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?

Claiming Your Pension Overseas

Changes to pensions overseas

When you leave Australia your rate of payment may change after 26 weeks.

Will you get paid less?

Pension from the UK

YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Gael, is an Australian citizen living in the UK and would like confirmation that he is unable to claim an Australian Age Pension. Q. Gael I would be grateful if you could confirm what I understand from Centrelink website ...

Claiming from the UK

Migrating to Australia

Q.Guy I am a British pensioner considering moving to Australia to be closer to my son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. I am concerned, however, what effect this will have on my pension payments. I have tried contacting your consulate but was left even more confused than ever ...

Migrating to Australia

Disability Support Pension

Possible DSP changes

Sue has heard that there may be changes to the hours which one can work while claiming the Disability Support Pension and would like this clarified.

How many hours can you work?

Planned DSP increases

Lorna would like to know if those on the Disability Support Pension will also see a rise in payments.

Debbie explains the increases

Accessibility for seniors

Learning to cope with a disability is challenging at the best of times but in today’s world, there is an abundance of resources out there to help you adapt. From everyday living to getting around, helpful advice is never far away. Getting around A big ...

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Pension Bonus

Claiming the Pension Bonus

Can Chris make a retrospective claim under the Pension Bonus Scheme?

Can I claim?

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