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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.

Know your pension entitlements

Know your pension entitlements

Know your pension entitlements

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

Top Stories

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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.

Govt out of step on energy prices

Govt out of step on energy prices

Govt out of step on energy prices

A new poll shows a clear majority of Australians want energy prices regulated.

Tony Abbott’s ultimate pub test

Tony Abbott publishes his five-point plan for re-election

Tony Abbott’s ultimate pub test

Tony Abbott has spoken with hundreds of Australians during his ‘ultimate pub test’.

How much was Mr Shepherd paid?

How much was Tony Shepherd paid for chairing Commission of Audit?

How much was Mr Shepherd paid?

How much was Tony Shepherd paid his work on the Commission of Audit?

Centrelink

Do you qualify for a PCC?

Bob’s wife is eligible for concessions even though she’s not an age pensioner.

Centrelink Q&A

Can travel delay Age Pension?

A couple isn’t sure if their time overseas will affect their Age Pension eligibility.

When will they qualify?

When a gift isn't so welcome

Chris could be about to come into some money, but will it be a blessing?

Impact on payments

Medicare

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

Medicare rebate is sick: GPs

Doctors lobby for an increase to allow them to spend more time with patients.

Production line

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

Another secret Canberra affair

Affairs show a double standard between politicians and public servants.

Who is it?

Aussies reject company tax cuts

More people support increasing the company tax rate than decreasing it.

On the nose

Do we need more politicians?

Only 13 per cent of Australians have ever spoken to their representative.

Catch-22

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

When to check your pension

Your pension is not always static, so how often should you check for changes?

Regular check-up

Why must I reapply for my pension?

Chris says Centrelink has all his details yet he’s been told to start all over again.

Living off savings

Know your pension entitlements

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

Government update

News

Govt wants to access your phone

Draft legislation will give the Government power to access your smartphone data.

And so it begins …

How does sale affect Age Pension?

Mavis is considering the pension implications of moving into a retirement village.

How will sale be assessed?

Why aged-care planning is vital

It’s tempting to ignore the costs, but do so at your peril.

Start the planning early

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