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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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Forecasting the federal election

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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

Will overseas trips affect pension?

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

Special consideration

Investment properties and pension

David is suffering MS, but is worried he won’t be able to get the disability pension.

Too many assets?

Which payment is best?

Jock is having trouble around the home and wonders if he qualifies for a special pension.

Help around home

Medicare

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

Doctors trade blows over privacy

Experts disagree on whether Australians should share private medical information.

See who is spying

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

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?

Another secret Canberra affair

Affairs show a double standard between politicians and public servants.

Who is it?

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

Will overseas trips affect pension?

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

Special consideration

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?

Accepting gifts to buy a house

Will a gift from a family member to help you buy a house affect your pension?

Centrelink Q&A

News

Are pollies invading your privacy?

Many Australians are calling for Privacy Act exemptions for pollies to be changed.

Friday Flash Poll

How many lies can a pollie tell?

How many lies would it take before a voter lost trust in a politician?

Does truth matter?

The ‘party’ is over for the Libs

The party is over for Australia’s two major political parties, but especially the Libs.

The ‘party’ is over

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