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Welcome to the YourLifeChoices Centrelink Page which offers simple shortcuts to find what you want more easily. Stay up-to-date with explanations of the latest Centrelink changes. We have not forgotten those on the Widow Allowance and those receiving Carer Payments, with information updated weekly, including links to Centrelink Online Services and the latest pension news for senior Australians.
Centrelink Pensions and Payments for Senior Australians





 

When is a liability an asset?

magnifying glass on asset and liability jigsaw puzzle

When is a liability an asset?

When is a liability assessed as an asset?

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Claiming the Low Income Supplement

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Claiming the Low Income Supplement

If you’re in a low income household you may be able to claim a supplement ...

Centrelink reporting and payment dates

Centrelink reporting dates

Centrelink reporting and payment dates

Centrelink will be closing over the Easter holiday period

Transferring to the Age Pension

Transferring to the Age Pension

Transferring to the Age Pension

What should you consider before making the move to the Age Pension?

Retirement village living

Retirement village living

Retirement village living

Maurice Patane answers Marty’s question about choosing the right kind of retirement village.

Centrelink holiday arrangements

Centrelink holiday arrangements

Centrelink holiday arrangements

The Easter holiday period may mean altered reporting and payment dates.

Carer payment and the Age Pension

Carer payment and the Age Pension

Carer payment and the Age Pension

Bill is wondering how his wife’s Age pension will affect his claim for the Carer ...

Deeming rates in detail

Deeming rates in detail

Deeming rates in detail

The Federal Government has announced that it will lower deeming rates in March.

Paying bills the easy way

Paying bills the easy way

Paying bills the easy way

Sharyn has heard of a service provide by Centrelink which can help her spread the ...

Allowable Earnings

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?

Centrelink asset classes

Maureen is contemplating a move to over 50s accommodation.

Will she lose her pension?

Carer Payments

Will the Carer Supplement be paid?

Gay is wondering whether the Carer Supplement will still be paid this year.

Will you get the $600?

Do I get a $600 bonus?

James wants to know if he should be getting a bi-annual bonus from Centrelink.

Is James missing out?

Annual Carers’ Supplement

Will the Carer’s Supplement be paid this year and if so, when?

Will I get the $600?

Centrelink News

Will the Carer Supplement be paid?

Gay is wondering whether the Carer Supplement will still be paid this year.

Will you get the $600?

How do I know which Concession Card I am eligible for?

My friends appear to be receiving more concessions than I am.

Find out more

Paying bills the easy way

Sharyn has heard of a service provide by Centrelink which can help her spread the cost of large purchases.

Spread the cost

Widow Allowance

Widow’s Allowance

Will a one off $5600 share payment affect my Widow's Allowance?

Centrelink responds

Work Bonus

Work Bonus promise

Many promises were made during the recent Federal Election campaign.

Was it delivered?

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