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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.

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.

Top Stories

  1. PM considers gambling ad reforms
  1. ATO stalking your social media
  1. Senator Abetz joins the queue
  1. Coalition dumped in opinion polls
  1. Housing affordability not an issue

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?

Senators vote down pay freeze

Senators have voted down a motion to freeze their pay

Senators vote down pay freeze

All but six of 75 senators have voted down a motion to freeze their pay.

Centrelink

Travel limits unfair: Narelle

Narelle believes travel shouldn’t just be for those who are able bodied.

Are these rules unfair?

Centrelink cuts coming your way

Centrelink is scrapping one payment, refusing to backdate another: are you affected?

Benefits amended

How much can I gift my son?

Janice wants to know if she can help her disabled son without affecting her Age Pension.

Centrelink Q&A

Medicare

Medicare deception revealed

New investigation reveals DHS knew private Medicare details were for sale.

Lies or incompetence?

Medicare scare prompts review

The Government launches an independent review into Medicare accessibility.

Security worry

Are your Medicare details for sale?

A popular site for illegal products offers Medicare details for $30.

Dark days

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

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?

Age Pension increases – 20 March 2018

How much more Age Pension will you receive?

How much will you get?

Reducing pension confusion

Most Australians are more confused than ever about their Age Pension entitlements.

Retirement income options

News

Joyce being disowned by colleagues

Barnaby Joyce is taking extended leave from Parliament after accepting cash for interview.

Barnaby backlash

The cost of dual citizenship saga

The dual citizenship shambles takes another five MPs out of Parliament.

Fiasco festers on

PM fails 30th consecutive Newspoll

The PM has failed his 30th consecutive Newspoll. Is it time for him to go?

A matter of opinion

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