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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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Lockdown to last 90 days

Lockdown to last 90 days

Lockdown to last 90 days

NSW police commissioner says the state’s social distancing laws will end in late June.

COVID-19 could invade your privacy

COVID-19 could invade your privacy

COVID-19 could invade your privacy

Location history data from the mobile phones of confirmed cases could help track and trace ...

Over-70s told to stay at home

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's coronavirus speech 29 March 2020

Over-70s told to stay at home

Parks and playgrounds closed; gatherings of more than two people effectively outlawed.

Who’s looking out for the carers?

Are carers receiving the financial support they need?

Who’s looking out for the carers?

More and more people are taking time out to care for their older parents, so ...

PM announces new measures

PM announces new measures

PM announces new measures

Drastic social distancing measures, aged care funding and protection for tenants features of the PM’s ...

Australia closes its borders

Australia closes its borders

Australia closes its borders

Closing the borders should prevent the influx of more coronavirus sufferers.

Centrelink

Do I need to reapply for pension?

Joseph used to receive a part pension and wants to know if he needs to reapply to get it back?

How to reapply

How does Centrelink assess bitcoin?

Lynda wants to know what the rules are regarding owning cryptocurrency and the Age Pension.

Centrelink Q&A

Robodebt refunds could total $550m

ACOSS calls on the government to immediately cancel all robodebts and refund the money.

Robodebt refunds

Medicare

More Medicare-funded dental

Senator seeks to tackle ‘shocking rates of preventable oral health disease and hospital admissions’.

Motion for Denticare

Health insurance in ‘death spiral’

NIB boss wants Medicare abolished.

Crisis time

Medicare rebate freeze explained

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

Key to better healthcare?

Seniors Card

Know your concession entitlements

Jacqueline has received her concession card with her husband's name on it and wants to know his entitlements.

Centrelink Q&A

PCC rules and eligibility

Your partner may be eligible for concessions, even if they’re not on the pension.

Centrelink Q&A

Your allowances and discounts

How can age pensioners ensure they are making every dollar count?

All your allowances

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

Robodebt refunds could total $550m

ACOSS calls on the government to immediately cancel all robodebts and refund the money.

Robodebt refunds

Seniors and pensioners tax offset

As a pensioner, you may be eligible for the seniors and pensioners tax offset (SAPTO).

Get your tax offset

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?

News

Over-70s told to stay at home

Parks and playgrounds closed; gatherings of more than two people effectively outlawed.

Stay at home!

Government going after hoarders

‘It won’t be a pretty experience when we deal with them,’ says Peter Dutton.

Fair warning

PM announces new measures

Drastic social distancing measures, aged care funding and protection for tenants features of the PM’s latest address.

PM announces new measures

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