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Government centrelink seniors card pension veteran affairsWelcome to the YourLifeChoices Government page. Here you will find information and resources on the various services provided by state, territory and federal governments through the departments of Social Services, Health and Veterans’ Affairs. On these pages we feature the ‘need to know’ shortcuts to relevant government departments, what they can offer you or your family and how to claim your Seniors Card when you qualify.

Visit our Pension page for the latest changes or pension increases. Our Centrelink page has a wealth of information on the Age Pension, Disability Support Pension and how to claim your pension overseas. We regularly update our Centrelink page with questions from subscribers, answered by Centrelink, so you can easily find the information you need.

How to transfer a UK Pension

How to transfer your UK Pension to Australia

How to transfer a UK Pension

What is the process for transferring your UK pension to Australia?

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Outrage at veterans’ compensation

Outrage at veterans’ compensation

Outrage at veterans’ compensation

Calls for Government to address inequity in compensation payments to veterans.

Your plea for defence personnel

anzac parade

Your plea for defence personnel

Government must do more, poll reveals.

Forecasting the federal election

Friday Flash Poll: Forecasting the federal election

Forecasting the federal election

We want to know how you’ll vote in the 2019 federal election.

Is the Liberal brand tarnished?

Is the Liberal brand damaged beyond repair?

Is the Liberal brand tarnished?

Take part in our survey and send a message to the Government.

Centrelink Q&A: Carer’s allowance

Centrelink Q&A: Carer’s allowance

Centrelink Q&A: Carer’s allowance

Rosario is caring for a husband with dementia and wants to know if she can ...

Know your pension entitlements

Know your pension entitlements

Know your pension entitlements

Here are the latest government updates to help you stay on track.

Centrelink

How much money in the bank?

Learn about having savings, cut-off limits, deeming rules and their effect on the Age Pension.

Bank balance

Providing for child from aged care

Rod Cunich explains how Roger can help his aunt best provide for her daughter.

Safeguarding benefits

Is Centrelink checking your bank account?

Does Centrelink have the power to check your bank account?

Is this a breach of privacy?

Medicare

Medicare rebate freeze explained

Labor promises to end freeze within 50 days if it is elected.

Key to better healthcare?

Medicare to benefit

It seems that a healthy economy means big health spending.

Healthy budget

Is it time for universal dental care?

Calls for introduction of a Medicare-style universal insurance scheme for primary dental care.

Filling the gap

Seniors Card

What concessions do I get with a CSHC?

What concessions do you get if you have a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card?

Which concessions?

Is your concession card in the mail?

More than 90,000 concession cards will be reinstated to former part-pensioners this week.

Your benefits

All eyes on spectacle subsidies

Will your state government pay for your free glasses?

Watch this space

Federal Government

ALP announces over-55s jobs plan

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten launches job creation plan, aimed at helping over-55s.

Job creation plan

New political party for retirees

Self-managed super fund expert looks to protect self-funded retirees.

SMSF party

Your take on last week’s fiasco

We asked you who you would have voted for, and the results are surprising.

Your choice was?

State Government

Victoria passes assisted dying laws

Dying with dignity laws to be in full effect in Victoria by June 2019.

Vics lead the way

‘Bill shock’ for solar customers

Customers to face power bill shock as Government incentive schemes expire.

Solar bills set to surge

Taxi subsidy schemes

If you can’t access public transport then you may be entitled to a taxi subsidy.

Help with taxi fares

Veterans’ Affairs

Three generations brought together

An Anzac Day-inspired journey to Amiens Cathedral – to honour, to grieve, to understand.

From the heart

Outrage at veterans’ compensation

Calls for Government to address inequity in compensation payments to veterans.

Looking after veterans

Supporting veterans

The Government has allocated additional funding for mental health programs for veterans.

ANZAC Centenary

Pension

How long to process applications?

How long will it take for my Age Pension application to be processed?

How long do I wait?

What to do if you are underpaid

David thinks his mother-in-law has been underpaid and wants to know what to do.

Backpay pension?

The Age Pension and separation

Michael is considering the financial implications of separating for the Age Pension.

Don’t be dodgy

News

Who was your favourite PM?

Bob Hawke was one of Australia’s favourite sons, but was he one of our best PMs?

Friday Flash Poll

A tribute to Bob Hawke

An outpouring of grief and fond memories marks the passing of Bob Hawke.

Vale Hawkie

Top three election issues

Older Australians reveal the election 2019 issues that matter most to them.

Boomers have their say

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