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Home purchase and the pension

How does a owning a portion of a house affect the pension?

Home purchase and the pension

Gloudina wants to buy half of her daughter’s house but is worried that it will ...

Rethink dual Age Pension tests

Rethink dual Age Pension tests

Rethink dual Age Pension tests

Economist Sean Corbett tells how the Age Pension system must change.

Are you still a homeowner?

Are you still assessed as a homeowner if you sell your home?

Are you still a homeowner?

Vikki has sold her home and plans to buy another. Is she still considered a ...

Home inclusion decided by postcode?

Postcode by postcode: a clever way to include homes in the age pension assets test

Home inclusion decided by postcode?

Your postcode could be the ‘equaliser’ in family home inclusion plan.

Can a margin loan reduce assets?

Is a margin loan an appropriate way to reduce your assets?

Can a margin loan reduce assets?

Hyacinth wants to know how Centrelink assesses her margin loan.

Problems selling the family home

The problems selling the family home

Problems selling the family home

To have or have-not? What happens if Kevin sells the family home?

What to do with downsizing funds

How long are funds from property sale exempt from pension?

What to do with downsizing funds

Jan has sold her house, but her new one is still being built. What happens ...

How is a loan repayment assessed?

How does Centrelink assess a lump-sum loan repayment?

How is a loan repayment assessed?

Will your Age Pension be affected by a lump-sum loan repayment from one of your ...

Pension boost unlikely to help many

Pension boost unlikely to help many

Pension boost unlikely to help many

Freedom of Information documents reveal the change to deeming rates is insignificant.

The problem with the assets test

Expert reveals the real problem with the pension assets test

The problem with the assets test

A better designed assets test would ensure that we didn’t penalise thrift.

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