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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.

End of year help for age pensioners

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

Reports 'demonic' robo-debt algorithms are now targeting pensioners

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

Centrelink staff not ‘productive for customers’, report finds

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

The way forward in this low interest rate environment

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

December Centrelink changes to affect half a million

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

How to check your eligibility for the $250 economic support payment

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

Retirement Income Review highlights the great divide between retirees

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

Government considers pausing superannuation increases

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

Centrelink office wait times 30 per cent longer than 2015–16

Even though fewer Australians are visiting Centrelink, they are waiting longer.

Calls for deeming rate cuts to offset burden on retirees

Association of Independent Retirees calls rate cut ‘a kick in the guts' for retirees.

Concerns thousands of retirees may miss out on these government handouts

Seniors groups are concerned that retirees may unknowingly miss out on payments.

Coalition MPs want to cut coronavirus supplements, but boost base rates

Supplement ‘unsustainable' but pre-pandemic base rates ‘too low', say MPs.

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