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The Australian Government provides an Age Pension as a safety net for eligible citizens who cannot fully fund their own retirement through retirement savings. Managed by and paid for via Services Australia, or Centrelink as its more commonly known, there is strict eligibility criteria, which includes residency period, age qualification and an assessment of income and assets. Due to this criteria, not every Australian will be eligible for an Age Pension.

Government denies claims it will force pensioners onto debit card

Labor claims government has plans to introduce cashless welfare card for pensioners.

Small rise in Age Pension numbers as exodus to Queensland continues

Expert says new data proves older Aussies are asset rich.

Key economic indicator points to Age Pension increase in September

Good news for pensioners in latest Living Cost Index figures.

Aussies believe things look dire for when they retire

A majority of Australians think the Age Pension should be increased.

End of year help for age pensioners

Hank Jongen on how Services Australia plans to support older Aussies through summer.

Robo-debt now ‘terrorising pensioners’

Independent MP Andrew Wilkie has called on the government to protect pensioners.

Centrelink staff under pressure

Survey of Services Australia staff finds deep dissatisfaction with performance targets.

Way forward in a low interest rate world

Noel Whittaker says switching banks regularly for an extra 0.5 per cent is a mug's game.

Centrelink changes on the way

New reporting changes due to start on 7 December will save the government $2.1 billion.

Will you get the $250 support payment?

The first round of extra government payments announced in the budget should arrive soon.

Review exposes divide between retirees

Good work history? Own your home? Then your retirement looks peachy.

Government considers super increase pause

The government has released the findings from the Retirement Income Review at long last.

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