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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.

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Centrelink Q&A: Carer’s allowance

Centrelink Q&A: Carer’s allowance

Centrelink Q&A: Carer’s allowance

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Know your pension entitlements

Know your pension entitlements

Know your pension entitlements

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

Move to cap excessive super fees

Federal Budget 2018: Moves to cap excessive super fees

Move to cap excessive super fees

New plan to make it easier to switch your superannuation fund.

Pension Loans Scheme extended

Federal Budget 2018: Home equity loans scheme broadened

Pension Loans Scheme extended

Borrower eligibility extended and amounts increased.

Pension changes March 2018

Government Update: Changes to pension payments and rules

Pension changes March 2018

We keep you up to date with retirement income changes and updates.

Centrelink

When is your house judged an asset?

Susan is concerned about the Age Pension implications of renting out her house.

Renting rules

Retirement village rent assistance

Will Elsa’s mother be able to claim rent assistance on retirement village fees?

Rental help

Centrelink life insurance assessment

Norma is worried her husband’s life insurance policy is robbing them of pension payouts.

Too much cover?

Medicare

Is it time for universal dental care?

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

Filling the gap

What’s not covered by Medicare?

What’s not covered by Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme?

Are you covered?

Is healthcare a two-tiered system?

Senior economist Matt Grudnoff reveals who the healthcare burden is hurting the most.

Time for a rethink

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

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?

Liberal Party: the next generation

New Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces his new-look cabinet.

Back to the job at hand?

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

Supporting veterans

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

ANZAC Centenary

Veteran’s service goes online

Accessing support services and providing information online is a time saving way to deal with large organisations.

Find out more

Veterans Organisations and Web Sites

Find information about Veterans Organisations.

Get more information

Pension

Low Income Health Care Card

You may qualify for a Low Income Health Care Card if your income falls below the qualifying limits.

Do you qualify?

How long can you spend overseas?

Greg is worried he will lose the pension for spending too much time out of Australia.

Overseas worry

Will overseas trips affect pension?

Elaine wants to visit a sick cousin overseas, but will that affect her pension?

Special consideration

News

Top three election issues

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

Boomers have their say

Election issues that matter most

Which election issues will sway your vote in the federal election?

The big issues

New political party for retirees

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

SMSF party

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