CSHC income limits

From 20 September 2016, the income limits that apply to the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card (CSHC) have been indexed, meaning you may now 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:

  • $52,796 (single)
  • $84,472 (couple)
  • $105,592 (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 19 September 2016

Written by Debbie McTaggart

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