CSHC income limits – 20 September 2017

From 20 September 2017, the income limits that apply to the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) will change, meaning you could be eligible.

Commonwealth Seniors Health Cards are available to those of Age Pension age, but who, due to their income and assets, do not qualify for an Age Pension. 

The new annual income limits are as follows:

  • $53,799 (single)
  • $86,076 (couple)
  • $107,598 (couple separated by illness)


As of June 2015, the seniors supplement which was paid to holders of the CSHC, has been abolished.

To learn more about the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, please visit www.humanservices.gov.au

Updated 12 September 2017

Written by Leon Della Bosca

Publisher of YourLifeChoices – Australia's most-trusted and longest-running retirement website. A trusted voice on Australia's retirement landscape, including retirement income and planning, government entitlements, lifestyle and news and information relevant to Australians over 50. Leon has worked in publishing for more than 25 years and is also a travel writer and editor, graphic designer and photographer.

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