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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.

Pension Loans Scheme extended

Borrower eligibility extended and amounts increased.

Pension Work Bonus limit lifted

Age pensioners can earn an extra $50 per fortnight without penalty.

Centrelink Q&A: Carer fears future

Can she take paid ‘time out' if her husband were to die?

Tougher to get a disability pension

Government forecasts $4.8b drop in budget over next 10 years.

How to fix the Age Pension system

It's possible for every Australian to live in retirement with dignity.

Pension Supplement faces razor

Overseas travellers who stay away for six weeks may lose Pension Supplement.

Age Pension on return to Australia

What are the Age Pension rules on returning to Australia?

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