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 considers super increase pause

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

Centrelink wait times blow out

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

Calls for deeming rate cuts

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

Thousands may miss out on $500 handout

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

Base rate boost on the way?

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

Cancer, Parkinson’s patients get relief

Treatments become cheaper under changes to PBS listings.

‘Help poorest pensioners first’

Pensioners group seeks a permanent pension hardship supplement.

Budget boost for pensioners

There was no pension increase on 20 September, but a boost is expected in October.

Minister flags review of pension, home

Is this a case of ‘here we go again' as senator refers to Retirement Income Review?

Pension rule hurts retirees

SMSF expert concerned about the way tax office will treat excess pension payments.

Were pensioners unfairly denied pay rise?

Living costs dropped for most, but did they drop for older Australians?

Pension reprieve off the table?

Finance minister Mathias Cormann believes the position of pensioners has improved.

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