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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 payment reprieve?

Pension indexation increase on hold, but the government may yet step in.

How does retiree wealth stack up?

The Age Pension system may make Aussie retirees wealthier than their German counterparts.

Middle Australia’s mean pension test

Actuaries worry means test will force Australians to spend savings before retirement.

Push for universal part pension

Calls to overhaul the pension system and introduce a universal part pension.

Time to address pensioners’ rental stress

Pensioners are being overlooked in welfare handouts.

How to claim your support payment

If you are not across the coronavirus support package, here's what you need to know.

Cash splash for pensioners

Pensioners receive a one-off cash payment in the government's stimulus package.

Rent Assistance increases 20 March 2020

The new payment rates and limits for rent assistance from 20 March 2020.

Boost for pensioners expected

A cut to deeming rates is expected this week as part of a federal government economic package to

Five ways to boost retirement incomes

Australia's retirement incomes system works well, but there are things that need fixing.

Pension ranking pulled apart

Retirement Income Review submissions highlight shortcomings.

Calls to scrap pension means test

‘With a universal age pension, Australians will have an incentive to save for retirement,' says

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